Slate Receives Hand-Drawn Maps

Julia reports back on the submissions she received after she asked readers to send in hand-drawn maps. “Slate readers sent in nearly 200 maps, and they ranged from hasty scribbles on scrap paper to elaborate, multicolored renderings. No matter what it looks like, a handmade map offers several advantages over a road atlas or the directions you get from Google. … [H]omemade maps can be better than professional ones at eliminating extraneous detail, playing with scale, simplifying complex forms, and mapping remote terrain or interiors.” She posts 15 examples, and has thoughtful things to say about them. Via Boing Boing.

Previously: Slate Wants Hand-Drawn Maps.