Friday, January 06, 2012

A United States Map: One man's work of love.

Over 2 years, 7 days a week, David Imus invested 6,000 hours to hand craft "The Essential Geopgraphy of the United States of America". His work of craftsmanship based on 35 years of cartography experience won the prestigious "Best of Show" award at the 38th annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. Competing against maps from large organizations (National Geographic, CIA, US Census Bureau) Imus' masterful work of love easily outshone the others. If you don't think that there could be such a difference between maps, take a look at the comparison. The more you look the more you appreciate the quality and clarity of this creation.

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