After spending a few days learning about computer security, reviewing some of our own projects we’ve learnt a great deal about issues around security.
Thanks to an incredible conference and travel, we missed week 134, so this is a double weeknote to get back on track.
Gestalten: A Map of the World
The publisher Gestalten asked permission to print a few of our projects in their newest book, A Map of the World. It is a beautiful book full of wonderous maps from various artists around the world.
City Swatches are quick and simple thumbnails of geographic locations, usually cities of similar latitudes and longitudes. Laying out all the city swatches gives a quick and interesting overview of any locations place in the larger scheme of the entire globe.
Using geonames’ free data set and a few quick lines of scripting, it was possible to convert a table of boring data in to a sovereign country. Even on a blank page, the borders are distinctly visible without the need to draw them explicitly.