Places I Have Been
In honor of my favorite TODAY show series, Where In the World is Matt Lauer? (that started a new edition this morning with the first stop: Buenos Aires), I thought it only fitting to finally show what I cooked up at the Walters/MICA mapmaking workshop I took a few weekends ago.
There were two major sources for inspiration. First, Paula Scher‘s large scale typographic maps, and secondly, the wonderful patterns Jennifer Hill creates based on “Places I Have Never Been.” A play on that idea, I opted to create a map of the “Places I Have Been” (ok, so there are 28 countries on my map, and technically there are two I have not been to, but I leave two weeks from Thursday so I couldn’t help myself!).
This was my first attempt at painting since elementary school, and I must say it was highly therapeutic. A nice excuse to not sit in front of a computer screen! I’m not sure if it’s finished yet, but the image above is where it stands.
Also, a quick note about the Maps on Purpose Symposium [building connectivity in Baltimore] coming up at the Walter’s Art Museum on May 10th. It is free and open to the public, but advanced reservations are required. I attended last year’s symposium and highly recommend it. This year’s theme is part of the larger Baltimore Festival of Maps taking place around the city.
April 28, 2008 at 3:18 pm //
Ooo, fun map. I like the color you chose for Thailand. -X
April 28, 2008 at 7:41 pm //
Yay Thailand! :-)
Great idea Anne… beautiful map.
April 28, 2008 at 11:23 pm //
Where in the world is Anne going?…:^)
April 29, 2008 at 2:51 am //
I love love LOVE Paula Scher’s work. It was feature in a text book I once had called “The Art of Looking Sideways” and I’ve adored it ever since.
Lovely work, I collect maps so naturally this is right up my alley!
April 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm //
I LOVE your map. It’s gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous, dah-ling.
April 29, 2008 at 9:05 pm //
I just stumbled upon your site and immediately bookmarked it. I never comment, but I LOVE this. It looks wonderful. I’m almost finished a study abroad excursion and I think I need to make one of these to remember everywhere I’ve been!
Prêt à Voyager
April 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm //
Thanks for all the kind words everyone :) . . . Christina, glad you found me and comments are always welcome! How great is study abroad??? Now to figure out how I can work abroad…
p.s. Wendy, stay tuned…