it’s in the air

Well, the desire to go travel that’s true, but I either seem to manage first impressions really well, or Foo them up incredibly and burn that bridge miles before I’ve even gotten to it. It seems that the majority of my mess ups are for those scenarios that are in a mixed casual/business setting and with women old enough to be my sister (meaning between my age and 20 years beyond that). I also need to think before I jump in and email (or talk), I tend to let words out first and my brain catches up on the implications a few hours later. Bleah. It just added to my Monday.

Anyway, travel is definitely in the air, so I thought I’d link to a few maps that have caught my eye recently (though not all relate to travel). I warned you earlier that posting will be light these next few weeks. Sorry!

From Gothamist the subway, reduced. I find this very beautiful, a bit frightening if I think too hard of the inner details, but simple and pleasant to look at.

From information aesthetics, Paula Scher artistic maps. I am worried my brain my plotz if I try to quatify the amount of information bombarded at me each day.

From Strange Maps historical Courses of the Mississippi.

From information aesthetics an epidemiological disease visualization. Because I haven’t slept much recently, I might as well keep you up too. ;)

From Strange Maps a simplified map of London. Wonder what NYC looks like given Manhattanites are the highest paid. (we live in Brooklyn)