"If I see another picture of a vineyard or pruning shears, or a wine map that looks like a hiking map, I might lose it," Gissen told wine blogger Dr. Vino about his inspiration for creating the innovative map. "I believe that French wine (like all EU wine) was born in and through villages, towns and cities. From my perspective it’s completely urban. I want to make some artifacts that express my point of view. The map is the first of these."
The map is 18 x 24 inches and printed on heavyweight acid-free matte paper. $24.95 at De Long Wine Discovery Tools.
From the Lucy Loves This etsy shop comes American Gastronomy, a typographic interpretation of American foodways, from California avocados to Maine lobster.
£22.00 (approximately $37.05) at Lucy Loves This.
Edible Geography points to this map, created by UC Berkeley student Danya Al-Saleh, which delineates bakeries in San Francisco's Mission district and how they overlap with with Norteño and Sureño gang territories (PDF).
According to Al-Saleh, "Cupcakes, gangs, violence, and sugar are perceived to exist in separate worlds. This dividing boundary is structurally reinforced, whether by the police, culinary reviews, or our education system.... Next time you bite into your cinammon horchata cupcake, reinterpret your surroundings."
Zagat has launched an interactive map for finding food trucks sorted by location and cusine, along with reviews and ratings.