Ken Field is fortunate to live in sunny California, sometimes it can get pretty hot there but he has the luxury of sipping a cold beer whilst watching the sun go down. His beer is sitting on top of a globe shaped fire-pit (not in use), I have sipped a beer around that fire-pit of an evening 🙂
This magnificent monopoly board of Redwood City, CA was spotted by the Ramsey Map Centre (HT Raf)
A map spotted in the wild in Redwood City, CA, helping people find the county services & buildings they need. Yes, it’s based on a Monopoly board, and yes, the “Go to Jail” square sends you to an actual jail
I love album covers, it used to be part of the excitement of getting a new album to drool over the covers in the record shop, open them up, read the sleeve notes and lyrics. That’s all gone now and I am showing my age.
Gareth Bellamy sent me this pic of the Petitou Cafe in the Bellenden Renewal zone of Southwark.
There’s a cafe in Peckham, which has a paved outdoor dining area, which actually forms a map of the surrounding streets, including the railway lines.
The terrace was designed by Loraine Rutt
Ken Field, the co-founder of Mappery, has been pretty quiet on the site for the last year while he has been writing his second book through lockdown (more news on that soon hopefully) but he posted this packaging label to us. Not the most spectacular Map in the Wild but it’s nice to have Ken back on the site.
Go figure how you play on this table or even why you would, let alone why someone made it, but you have to love it as a Map in the Wild. The pic comes via Geographic Mind (HT Raf)
Me pregunto si las bolas pueden pasar por el istmo de Panamá… 🤔
I wonder if the balls can pass through the Isthmus of Panama
I asked who had made it?
“All I know is that it was posted by the Geography & History Panamerican Institute (IPGH) via Facebook. What a masterpiece this is! Its creator should be named and awarded!”
I love it when people recycle old maps into household objects. This table was made by The Island Geographer and pointed out by Raf.
Take one IKEA table, a map of home and a gallon of PVA glue..
A prize for the first person to work out where this is without looking at our Map of Maps
Grayson Perry seems to be able to turn his hand to almost any kind of creative work but he has a recurring fascination with place. Reinder Storm pointed us at this Map of Days.
‘A #map of days’ created in 2013 by the British artist Grayson Perry (born in 1960). Loosely inspired by a map depicting John Bunyan’s 1678 allegory ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/a-map-of-days