In my early 20’s I worked as a graphic designer for the Center For Economic Management Research where I took business statistics and turned them into maps and all sorts of illustrations. It was fun to learn that there are magical people behind those dry lists of mundane numbers!
Well fast forward to today – and I still like maps. I think of map-making as sorting mundane information via my imagination. For example; I’ve recently taken my running around sketchbook pages that depict places where good pie can be found and have turned the accumulated info into a map titled “Pie Places in Vancouver WA”. You can find this map and my other maps here and here.
And yes, you can really go and get a yummy slice of pie from any of these real-life places:
4 thoughts on “pie places and mapping the mundanely magical”
It seems to me that this is a pretty critical map for anyone living in or visiting Vancouver.
Thanks! I hope it’ll be helpful – and fun. 🙂
I wish I would have had this map when I visited there 4 years ago!!!!
I wish you’d had it too! Now you will have it for your next visit. Perhaps I can also make other similar sorts of maps between now and then? Hope you’ll be able to visit again sometime! Thanks again for your kind words!