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July 21, 2011 2:15 PM   Subscribe


 
Could someone please tell me what the second map in the first link is supposed to look like? Blank drawn, over here.
posted by item at 2:27 PM on July 21, 2011


OHHH - so it's a detail of the first map. A detail that makes it really hard to see what's supposed to be seen. I still don't think I understand.
posted by item at 2:30 PM on July 21, 2011


It's showing the different "levels" of the pieces. The first is as art, the second is as a map, hence the close up.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:34 PM on July 21, 2011


The close-up is Hudson's Bay. It's also the mouth of the "Canada Man."
posted by asnider at 2:42 PM on July 21, 2011


The first is as art, the second is as a map, hence the close up

But there's no difference between what's shown in the first and second maps, only the second is a close up of the first. After further examining the site, I guess I just don't understand why each map/art is followed by a close up of the exact same map/drawing.

I should say that I like shat she's doing by drawing on maps, and I'm really enjoying her site.
posted by item at 2:54 PM on July 21, 2011


Wearable maps have been around for a while. My favorite scarf is an escape map from World War II, printed on silk, that a US airman would have carried on missions over Europe. In case he got shot down he had a map that could be concealed inside clothing without telltale rustling, and survive more wear and tear and water/sweat exposure than a paper map.
posted by Quietgal at 5:35 PM on July 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


But there's no difference between what's shown in the first and second maps, only the second is a close up of the first.

Um, yes. That's what "detail" means. It says "detail" in the caption.

In the first picture, you see the whole. In the close-up, you see some of the fine detail. Both are of interest, and the artist has, helpfully, shown us both.

I am not sure what you are confused about.
posted by stebulus at 6:52 PM on July 21, 2011


My favorite scarf is an escape map from World War II, printed on silk, that a US airman would have carried on missions over Europe. In case he got shot down he had a map that could be concealed inside clothing without telltale rustling, and survive more wear and tear and water/sweat exposure than a paper map.

Wow, that's cool.
posted by sweetkid at 9:42 PM on July 21, 2011


> Wow, that's cool

If you've got about $20 - $200 to spend, you can get one on eBay or Amazon. Search for "silk escape map". The cheaper ones are more recent - I think these maps may still be produced. Oh, and the newer ones are polyester, not silk, but they're still a neat conversation piece and not much more expensive than a name-brand silk scarf.

posted by Quietgal at 12:07 PM on July 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


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