October 6th, 2010 | brainjuice, researchmaterial

Prettymaps– post-digital design decadence in action. Maps that don’t tell you a damned thing. Like hammering a tool flat so you can hang it attractively on a wall. Very pretty, mind you. But I’ve not seen a prettymap yet that I can use like an actual map. I’m cheating here, because I’m linking you to a prettymap that is being sold as a print. (Here’s a fairer link.) But presumably I’m missing the point of prettymaps in general. On the other hand, my GPS doesn’t show me the Doctor Who time-tunnel howlaround when I’m trying to navigate rural Suffolk.


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