Wednesday, April 1, 2009

San Serriffe

Cartophilia does not need April Fools day to publish maps of imaginary countries... but more respectable publications, such as The Guardian, have reputations to uphold. Don't you know?

On April 1, 1977, the Guardian published a seven-page supplement devoted to the previously unknown island state of San Serriffe.



More details at The Museum of Hoaxes.

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At Tuesday, April 14, 2009 , Blogger paintandink said...

I missed the Guardian's April Fool's joke about Twitter, so I am glad I caught this -- so, so, so funny. Until I remembered that we learned, essentially, how to Twitter in journalism school, when we learned to write headlines. So no wonder I took to Twittering so easily. The joke is still funny, though, especially the twitterized archive stories.

And this has nothing to do with maps, but newspapers, yes: my favorite April Fool's joke is also at the Museum of Hoaxes - the Liberty Bell hoax. I have it framed!

 

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