Food: An Atlas Featured on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

Guerrilla Cartographers hope to raise $20,000 to fund the printing costs of their project, Food: An Atlas.

The book will feature 60 maps showing how food influences our lives and communities. More than 100 people took part in this project by volunteering their time as researchers and cartographers. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “The atlas fuses traditional cartography, poster art, infographics, and journalistic text blocking to create the map as a narrative device … By exploring and mapping the world of food we are able to gain a better understanding of the role food plays in our lives and our communities. The caliber of scholarship and artistry invested in these maps is impressive—they are informative and thought provoking, they are beautiful and they give shape to the world of food.”

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