Rivers of Plastic

I am impressed by the “Principle Rivers/Mountains/Lakes” map diagrams that were so popular in the mid 1800s and have been curious about how I might reproduce that aesthetic without etching on copper plates and hand tinting. Then I saw a tweet which led me to┬áthis article in Nature Communications about the top plastic waste contributing … Continue reading Rivers of Plastic

Active Fires

This map, made in collaboration with Jinnan Zhang, monitors active wildfires in the United States. It shows fires by their physical size, and displays age and containment percent. The timeline orders the fires by age. The grid view orders fires by their physical footprint. Zooming in to a fire shows its perimeter. Visit the app … Continue reading Active Fires

Cartography.

This past year I’ve had the honor of working closely with Ken Field and Wes Jones creating illustrations for Ken’s book, Cartography. It was an opportunity to learn a lot in a rather short amount of time. The breakthrough moment, I believe, for the team was when Ken described his hope for each page to … Continue reading Cartography.