A Map of the U.S. That Shows Each State's Most Famous Brand

Room for argument?

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Quick, what's New Mexico's most famous brand? Correct! Nobody cares. Especially me. Anyway, artist and writer Steve Lovelace is getting some buzz for his "Corporate States of America" map, showing the most famous brand (as of 2012) that originated in each of the 50 states. Lovelace calls the project a response to "corporate feudalism." (Overreaching, omnipresent brands—cower before my map!) Most folks seem content to argue about his picks, ignoring—or entirely missing—the social commentary. The most controversial pick is in California, where Apple boots up on top.

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