Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some Recent Magazines and a Book

For your amusement, a smattering of recent magazine and book covers using maps as an element of their design.

From The Nation: President Obama must decide on future American involvement in Afghanistan.

Stores Magazine suggests that Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico (VIM?) are the countries to watch for new muscle in emerging markets.

Time believes that California, in spite of being "an apocalyptic mess of raging wildfires, soaring unemployment, mass foreclosures and political paralysis," is still the future of American innovation and growth.

Finally, in his book, Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, Ethan Waters maps out the way the United States shapes the expression of mental illness around the globe.

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At Wednesday, January 20, 2010 , Blogger loximuthal said...

And yet the Stores map does not include any of the three nations listed.

At Wednesday, January 20, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Agreed. The whole VIM thing is kind of lame.

At Friday, January 22, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Time cover has an appearance that looks similar to SimCity from the Nintendo days.


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