Monday, October 5, 2015

Mailbox Monday: Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

One very cool new book came into my house last week:

Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas by David Banis and Hunter Shobe, published by Sasquatch Books.

This book of "new cartography" includes 150 infographic maps of Portland and explores the city's quirky side, like city chickens, wild coyote encounters, strip clubs, food-truck trends, and (of course) coffee and beer culture. It is a great mix of cartography, sociology, and graphic design.

Authors David Banis and Hunter Shobe both work as geographers at Portland State University, studying how people connect to places and environments and how cartographers can tell stories with maps.

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