My copy has a ton of vibrant green post-it flags with notes from a good friend who captured the book and sent it to me, although your copy will not.
The book is in full color and is glorious. View all 3 comments. Dec 28, Alison rated it really liked it. One of my maps is included in this book. That said, it's a really cool collection of a huge variety of hand drawn maps by ordinary people. It's a standard sized trade paperback as opposed to a coffee table book , which I find a little odd for a book that is mostly images, since it's not really the kind of book people are going to throw in a purse or briefcase to read on the bus, but it is a fun book to browse, a la Katharine Harmon's The Map as Art.
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Sep 25, Amanda Wood rated it really liked it Recommends it for: People who like maps. I liked this - hand drawn maps or even just recommendations being something I love about travelling or even just experiencing new local places. The landmarks people choose are always interesting. Dec 17, Erika rated it really liked it. Pages and pages of maps.
From the actual and informative ones to fictional ones. All the pages are in colour, and they are all so beautiful. Well, I would have loved it more if it had a map of fictional worlds. Like Hogwarts and Narnia and Middle Earth Dec 06, Ania rated it it was ok. I appreciate the idea -- just perfect for nerds especially map nerds like me. It probably is better off just as a blog, though. As a book -- it'd probably be fun to find in a waiting room. I might buy it once I get a coffee table of my own Apr 07, Wink rated it it was amazing.
Lost in this modern marvel is the unleashed personality of a hand-drawn map. That sketched map was an abstraction, a distillation that said almost as much about the drawer as about the location. Each person compresses reality differently. The thickness of a line, the size of lettering, what they ignore vs what they emphasize — all reveal their person, and on paper, this revelation is always a surprise. Besides directions, these charts were sheets of folk art.
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Recognizing their vanishing beauty, Kris Harzinski began collecting these throw-away hand-drawn maps. He also collected hand-drawn maps of imaginary places.
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He created a Hand Drawn Map Association, and funneled of the more curious maps into this tome. This is not a coffee table book although it could have been , but a modest paperback that works as a reminder and inspiration. Mar 30, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Such a lovely idea, so poorly executed. I mean, here's a really nice intricate hand-drawn map. So let's print it across two pages of a normal-sized paperback book.
That way you'll have great difficulty reading much of anything, but especially the chunk of it in the middle that's going to disappear in to the binding Essentially five stars for the concept, dinged substantially for thoughtless presentation. Feb 21, Zioluc rated it liked it Shelves: Antologia del sito http: A dispetto delle mie alte aspettative, poche sono graficamente interessanti, in compenso alcune sono davvero poetiche. Sep 21, Jeff Lewonczyk rated it liked it. I love the concept here more than the execution - a collection of hand-drawn maps.
How can you lose? But the result is spotty - some of the maps really aren't that interesting or unique at all, and the mass-market-sized format means that some of the most interesting ones are printed too small to explore. But there are a few gems in here, and some nice visual inspiration throughout. May 21, Peter rated it it was amazing. Jan 01, Mauri rated it it was ok. I wish the maps were bigger.
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It did inspire me to draw a few maps though. Apr 29, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: Great book to flick through whilst relaxing with a coffee. Have read it cover to cover many times. May 20, Clare rated it really liked it. Extremely engaging, some of the maps are absolute gems. My favorites were those that created a good narrative. Jan 04, Bokoholist rated it it was amazing. I fast forwarded through his longer sections as he seemed to mumble to me. I'd recommend the book as the story of a unique experience, although the parts didn't make a cohesive narrative for me.
Sep 21, Ryan rated it liked it. No disputing a remarkable journey. At times the book can get a little bogged down in the logistical nightmares of crossing countless land border-crossings. Can feel like the cultural insights get a little substituted for logistical complaints but then again, that really would have been the nature of the trip. Some magnificent imagery to bring life to the words definitely adds value, and makes you feel like a little kid with a picture book again. Sep 03, Pam Saunders rated it liked it. Jon and Jack recently spoke at my son's school and they told a fascinating tale, the audience, myself included, loved it.
The book tells much of what was in their talk which is as much about their personalities, relationship and wish fulfillment as the diverse and sometimes wonderful places they visited. Mar 22, Kim Gosling rated it did not like it Shelves: This book actually bored me. I didn't get a great sense of jack or the after son relationship. It breezed through most of the countries leaving little or no impression of the culture or people.
View all 3 comments. Apr 05, Michele Davis rated it it was amazing. I loved this book! Can't believe they did this trip! I really felt as I though I was on this journey! Reading this to Helen Interesting, more as a statement on the kind of person he is rather than the trip. Oct 19, Jenny Sharp rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 18, Yvette marked it as to-read. I was lucky enough to meet the author and have this book signed! Looking forward to reading it over the summer. Jess rated it really liked it Mar 28, JT rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Jane rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Felicity rated it liked it Aug 26, Nick Smith rated it really liked it Mar 24, Dominik Nowak rated it really liked it May 07, King Dave rated it liked it Apr 02, Jul 29, Grace rated it it was amazing.
I loved every inch of this book.
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I heard Jon and Jack Faine talk about this book on Sunday Night Safran years ago and had always been interested in finding out more. Also, as someone who isn't loving their job at the moment, it really spoke to me to get out and travel! Maria rated it did not like it Aug 05, Darran Tonkin rated it really liked it Apr 29, Dominik Nowak rated it liked it May 07, Ita rated it liked it Oct 13, Danielle rated it liked it Aug 06, Maggie Arundell rated it it was ok Apr 30, Katie Tung rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Lorenzio Phillibuster Fireworks rated it did not like it Mar 28, Michael rated it did not like it Jan 16, Aug 18, Nicole rated it it was amazing.
I just didn't want this journey to end, I found it to be such an enjoyable read. Freya rated it liked it Feb 03,