Over the centuries, the high seas have served as a blank canvas for cartographers’ worst nightmares. They have dotted the oceans with a whole crypto-zoo of island-sized whales, deathly seductive mermaids, giant sea serpents, and many more - a whole panoply of heraldic horrors. As varied as this marine bestiary is, mapmakers have settled on a single, favourite species for land-based beastliness: the octopus.
Bonus: Satire Maps and Fred W. Rose
(YT, 3:32); Fred Rose's Serio-Comic War Map
(YT, 1:52). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 15, 2011 -
British Political Cartoonists have always had a certain "edge
". Also seen here
and again here
The UK Guardian's cartoonist Steve Bell
(each cartoon has its related news story) was first noted for his cartoon "If.."
starting pre Falkland's war, and starring a cast including God, Margaret Thatcher and a Penguin
Here is some of his earlier work
Political Cartoon history
includes A Cartoonist's response
to the events of 9/11 by Martin Rowson
, also from the Guardian.
posted by adamvasco
on Mar 11, 2008 -