Big News!
Big News!
My U.S. Highways as a Subway Map (now on sale here at Society6, visit http://b.cambooth.net/JsjFDL) has just been accepted for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the North American Cartographic Information Society’s (NACIS) "Atlas of Design"! There were more than 200 maps submitted from over 150 entrants around the world, including some multi-person teams. Of these, only 27 maps were selected for inclusion in the Atlas, so I’m pretty thrilled! Of the map, the panel of judges said, “You've taken an intricate network and made it both legible and compelling.” Not bad, eh?

The Atlas itself promises to be superb, as evidenced by this excerpt from the project website (http://atlasofdesign.org):

"The Atlas will feature a gallery of full-color maps showcasing cartography at its most beautiful, its cleverest, its sharpest, and its most intriguing. But it will be more than a museum of images; each map will be accompanied by thoughtful commentary that guides the reader toward a deeper understanding of the work: its inspiration and message, the ways it means to influence us. It is well to look upon something beautiful and good, but once we understand how it is beautiful and good, our experience becomes much richer. For those of us who make maps, we can carry those lessons into our own work and advance the craft of cartography. Even if you don’t make maps, it’s a chance to gain insight into what mapmakers really do, and to see how it’s about more than just pushing city dots and rivers around. Everyday objects become much more significant when we see what is behind their creation."

I can’t wait to see the other maps! The Atlas will be published in Fall this year.

The map is also going to be displayed in a data visualization exhibition, "DataVis", in Paris (yes, that Paris!) in late June this year. Exciting times!

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Bianca Green commented on May 21, 2012 3:46pm
congrats! many great infos! and uh la la, in Paris!!!! nice :)
Cameron Booth commented on May 21, 2012 3:47pm
Unfortunately, I don't get to go, Bianca! :-(
Bianca Green commented on May 21, 2012 4:07pm
But your work does! that's great too :)
Pegeen Shean commented on May 21, 2012 4:22pm
Congratulations!!! Great work!
André Reina commented on May 21, 2012 10:54pm
renatarenata commented on May 24, 2012 2:32am
Amazing work! Congrats!