A map drafted in 1942 by geophysicist and oceanographer Athelstan Spilhaus in which the oceans take centre stage and landmass is negative space.
Mapping website La Cartographe sez:
It’s both awesome and totally confusing, The deformation is such that the American and Asian continents are completely torn apart. Europe, Africa, and South-East Asia, on the other hand, maintain a coherent form. This projection is rarely used and it is a shame!
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This week, the Coen Brothers’ slacker classic The Big Lebowski turns 20 years old.
Which is precisely why you need an interactive map of its filming locations, man.
EXPLORE: Map: The Big Lebowski filming locations (Curbed)
The Med (and Black Sea) superimposed on the USA – to scale and within a few degrees of their actual respective latitudes.
Large map here.
A 2017 update of Liverpool-based Dorothy Collective’s map of 900 film titles. to wit:
The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map has its own Hollywood Boulevard and includes districts dedicated to Hitchcock and Cult British Horror movies. Like most cities it also has its own Red Light area. There’s an A-Z key at the base of the Map listing all the films featured with their release dates and names of the directors.
Available as a 60x80cm print for £25 (+p&p)
An award winning black and white stop motion short made up of over 14,000 photographs, created by self taught filmmaker Simon Scheiber over the course of 7 years.To wit:
A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory.
John Gallen writes:
Found this earlier, it’s a map showing where all the Facebook live streams from around the world – launched in 60 countries in April – are broadcasting from…. You could lose a half hour in there… careful now! :)
EXPLORE: Facebook Livemap (click locations to view livefeeds)