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Week 59.0 — 10th December '18

After being inspired by various points around the US on an 11,000km bike ride around the country, Peter Gorman's began a side project in 2015 to design minimalist maps. This lead to the Barley Maps etsy store and now a book featuring 100 barely maps, which should be ready by Christmas 2019. You can follow his progress on Instagram

5 largest cities in each US state

Taking the five largest cities from each state and joining each of them created a constellation like pattern.

Manhattan subway stations

Plotting just the subway stations, Jason Kottke notated that you can still make out the shape of the island.

Flexible Pittsburgh

The intersections of Pittsburgh create some interesting silhouette that look like breakdancers and people performing gymnastics or yoga.

The rabbit hole...

Looking at the etsy store and just at maps in general sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole so I thought I'd share some of the maps I found. First up is the Star Map from The Future Mapping Company whose maps I adore. We have one of their magnetic monochrome world maps and we love it.

Star Map by The Future Mapping Company

I was also reminded of a previous week where I looked at the literal world map and then came across The United Stats of America series by FullSizeRender on etsy where they have a 3D piece that shows UFO sightings by state... I mean, how is Nevada/Arizona not the highest point on this?!

UFO sightings

While looking for a specific set of videos on transit data I was reminded of another piece I'd seen on kottke.org: the real subway map of Manhattan. I eventually found some of the videos I was looking for under the labelled 'transit patterns'.

This is a visualization of Zurich from the series "Transit Patterns". The piece shows transit ridership in public transportation over 24 hours, depicting what areas of the city have the most activity and when.

And finally, I linked to The Pudding's population mountain last week, which was a nice piece of data visualisation to show population density across the globe.

Source: kottke.org

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 59.1 – Monday
    1. Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders trailer BBC on youtube.com
    2. The Umbrella Academy teaser trailer Netflix on youtube.com
    3. Winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest nationalgeographic.com
    4. BMW can now produce petrol, hybrids and EVs on a single production line wired.co.uk
  2. 59.2 – Tuesday
    1. Go inside the Middle East's ultramodern city of extravagance nationalgeographic.com
    2. BRIGHTBURN trailer Sony Pictures Entertainment on youtube.com
    3. Colors to dye for Great Big Story on youtube.com
  3. 59.3 – Wednesday
    1. Two nuns admit embezzling $500,000 for Las Vegas gambling trips telegraph.co.uk
    2. Orion Falls Zhuoqun Wu, Chilescope Telescope 2 on apod.nasa.gov
    3. RAM in 1969 vs 2018 @bruised_blood on mobile.twitter.com
    4. How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph bbc.co.uk
    5. True Detective second trailer for season 3 HBO on youtube.com
  4. 59.4 – Thursday
    1. Absorbed by Light statues toxel.com
    2. Dual screen wallpapers for your Mac from Twelve South Paul Gilmore on twelvesouth.com
    3. bbc.co.uk was launched 20 years ago bbc.co.uk
    4. Greenland, land of unending ice kottke.org
    5. Virgin Galactic's spaceplane makes it to space for the first time theverge.com
  5. 59.5 – Friday
    1. It's Centred That supremo.co.uk
    2. LFC blackout 18/19 jersey   £75 store.liverpoolfc.com
    3. Brexit: Facts vs Fear, with Stephen Fry Pindex on youtube.com
    4. Typewriter Maps kottke.org
    5. Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft bbc.co.uk
    6. Gamma Series x NASA Watches   €139+ theawesomer.com
    7. David Letterman's Netflix show renewed for Season 2 apple.news
  6. 59.6 – Saturday
    1. New logo for the Australian Space Agency: To Infinity and Down Under underconsideration.com
    2. BREXIT (2019) trailer HBO on youtube.com
  7. 59.7 – Sunday
    1. Hotel Mumbai teaser trailer Icon Films Australia & New Zealand on youtube.com
    2. Resort in a Blimp Hanger theawesomer.com
    3. Black Ruler from the Measure Collection   $59 grovemade.com

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