Conservative (top) and liberal (bottom) maps of the world by artist Sandow Birk – a cross between Yanko Tzvetkov’s maps of European stereotypes and Paula Scher’s stunning hand-drawn typographic maps.
Mapping access to abortion clinics – in Middle America, 400,000 women of reproductive age live a devastating 150 miles from the closest clinic.
Freedom House maps the state of democracy in the 2013 Freedom in the World report.
Gorgeous minimalist posters of NYC subway lines, as we celebrate the 82nd birthday of designer Massimo Vignelli, who created the iconic NYC subway map.
An interactive singles map of the U.S.
Mapping the progression of seasonal flu – data from the CDC, updated weekly.
How long it would take you to travel across the U.S. in the 1800s and early 1900s – a striking visualization of the explosive growth of travel and technology.
The Castello plan – the first known plan of New Amsterdam, and the only one dating from the Dutch period of New York, created in 1660 by then-governor Jacques Cortelyou. It depicts present-day Wall Street. The text at the top of the image states: “Image of the city Amsterdam in New Netherland.”
Complement with the story of how Manhattan got its grid.
Mapping rules about sexual orientation and military service around the world: blue = LGBT soldiers allowed to serve in the military; red = banned from service; grey = no data available; green = country has no standing military.
Mapping New Year’s Resolutions based on tweets, color-coded for altruism vs. narcissism.
Compare and contrast with famous resolutions from Jonathan Swift, Marilyn Monroe, Susan Sontag, and Woody Guthrie.
Celebrate the 150th birthday of the London Underground today with these creative uses of the iconic tube map as a visual metaphor.
The best countries to be born in are small, peaceful, homogenous, liberal democracies.
Study evaluates the best and worst countries to be born in, based on 11 indicators.