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Back to Skool: Kick-starting our Map-tastic Week from Art and Foreign Language, to Geography T-Shirts!!!

Posted in art & music, culture, humor, maps, Uncategorized, video with tags , , , , on September 22, 2011 by Sunshine Superboy

We were on a little “summer” “break” there for a spell (I use both words in quote, cuz it was already September, San Francisco doesn’t have a summer, and I hardly had a moment’s rest!), but we are back with a compendium of maps to keep your trapper-keeper in engorged! Hooray for overcompensation!!

US T-shirt map

We’ll post at least a map a day for the next week, marching right through some of our least (?) favorite school subjects- further proof that you can use maps in whatever area of study. Hooray again! (Sorry, I get excited about September. Its really a spectacular month, isn’t it?!).

Lets start with Geography:
A hilarious, if at times scary personal US geography tee-shirt design from our buddy pals at Threadless (they’re not a Black Maps sponsor….). We’ll start with another T-shirt model, and skip along to a zoom on the map itself.

US Threadless T-shirt Map


Sorry New England… erm, and the “corn” states ūüė¶
If it makes you feel any better, I’m from the Commonwealth of “Blah Blah History”

Threadless Map T-shirt

A tearful farewell to our last month of t-shirts. Come back for more Back to School Maps!

Sunshine Superboy

LOLZ. Can’t help myself…. Classic emo jam. Horrendous homemade video!


Your Date with Manifest Destiny

Posted in anthropology, maps, maps & mapping, politics, racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

I’m heading to Wisconsin tomorrow, so I won’t be wordpressing for a minute.


Before I run away, however, I want to welcome in my favorite and fraught season of Fall, with a map that- for me- evokes the conflict I have of loving so many things about the place I live, and never forgetting that its stolen land, and that no amount of olympic pride, racial apologists, or seductive farmscapes (cheaper than ever! buy now!) can efface the original sins of the Great North American Occupation.

Autumn in North America is gorgeous and bountiful, but it also revels in the genocide of American Indians (and the collateral decimation of other people of color, and formerly-non-white… ahem “ethnic” Europeans) through rituals like Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. I like to read this map of my treacherous/ beloved country with the same ambivalence i feel for my dearest season… restless, deceptive, agitated and utterly beautiful.

May the Wind Be Always at Yr Back,
Sunshine Superboy

Cartography as Motor Skill

Posted in humor, maps & mapping, politics with tags , , , on September 10, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

god, i’ve wanted to master this for a little while now. its all good inspiration, i suppose… i’m pretty good at doing the Americas and the Caribbean, FWTW (for what thats worth)…

Al Franken’s Party Trick