Category Archives: Maps

The United States of Movies — 51 Iconic Films

Movies have touched almost every aspect of the American experience — and just about every square inch of land. Entertainment Weekly picks the one film that best captures the spirit and story of each state.

Check out the list HERE.

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Walt Disney’s First Hand-Drawn Map of Disneyland To be Auctioned

Though dozens of Disneyland attractions that were in the original park have since been torn down or replaced, there are some still standing today that were a part of Walt Disney’s vision from the very beginning.

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors and became Walt Disney’s first theme park dream-come-true. But before that day could come, Walt needed investors.

The New York Times reported that a hand-drawn map, created by Walt himself and a friend named Herb Ryman, was completed “over one rushed weekend in September 1953 as part of a frantic effort to secure funding to build Disneyland.”

Now that map – the first piece of paper that shows Walt’s vision for Disneyland – is going to be auctioned off to one serious Disney fan.

Van Eaton Galleries will auction the map in June and its value is currently estimated at $750,000 to $1 million,

Take a closer look at the map HERE.

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Maps of The Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years From California to Shanghai


It all started with a map. . . . Maps of the Disney Parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. They are snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork.

In fact, it was a map-imagined by Walt Disney and drawn by Herbert Ryman-that was used to sell the idea of Disneyland to investors. Unfold this book bursting with beautiful maps from when the very first Disney Park opened in 1955 right up to today.


Discover details on how and why the domestic and international parks have changed over time, and enjoy six decades worth of skillful creativity. The 144 page hardcover book, Maps of The Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years From California to Shanghai will be available on October 18, 2016

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Plotted: A Literary Atlas By Andrew DeGraff


Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff ($25) is an incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps — all inspired by literary classics!

The book offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. DeGraff’s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down, A Christmas Carol, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination.

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The 128 page hardcover will be released in October!

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This Map Shows How All The Future Marvel Movies Are Connected

There are plenty more Marvel superhero film to come. Disney and Marvel are releasing 19 movies and TV shows between now and 2019, and they are all interconnected. All these titles are building up to Avengers: Infinity Wars, Parts I and II, out in 2018 and 2019. These films will focus on the villain Thanos, who will try to gather six powerful gems called Infinity Stones to create an Infinity Gauntlet with the power to destroy the universe.

The Avengers (and probably some other heroes, like Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange) will have to stop him.

See how the heroes and villains connect to one another with this helpful guide courtesy of TIME.


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Gallery 1988 Announces Charts By Anthony Petrie Opening On January 9, 2015


Charts by Anthony Petrie opens from 7-10 PM January 9, 2015 at Gallery 1988 West, 7308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA. The gallery show features  fantastic maps and charts based on popular films and pop culture.

Charts will be on display through January 24, 2015 and all remaining prints will go on sale January 10, 2015 at



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Navdy ($300) is a head-up display (HUD) that allows drivers to use turn-by-turn navigation, make calls, and use smartphone apps, all without taking their eyes off the road. The Navdy display mounts atop the driver’s side dashboard and projects an image on a 5.1-inch transparent display.

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The driver interacts with Navdy through voice and gesture commands. Navdy is currently available for pre-order, and is scheduled to ship in early 2015.

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The Nerdiest States In America


There’s a lot to consider when choosing which state to live in. Will the locals trade Pokemon cards with you? Will you be mocked for LARPing in the park? Will you meet others who enjoy dressing up like Star Wars characters? For those who harbor interests considered nerdy or geekish, not all states are created equal.

Estatelycrunched the numbers to determine which U.S. states have the most nerds per capita and you can check out their findings HERE.

Did your State make the list? Do you think they got it right?


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Altered States Screen Print


The Altered States Screen Print ($75) boasts 136 references to the most beloved sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories that are set within the 48 contiguous states of America. 

References are from film (King Kong, Blade Runner…), television (Twilight, Zone, Walking Dead…), literature (Lovecraft, King…) and even a few from legend (Bigfoot, Boggy Creek…).

See below for some detailed images.


Featured: The Birds, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, In-Gen (Jurassic Park), E.T., Zanti Misfits (The Outer Limits), Back to the Future, Blade Runner and Large Marge (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure).


Featured: The Hunger Games, Mork and Mindy, The Shining, Stargate and The Darkest Timeline (Community).


Featured: Robocop (cropped), It’s a Good Life (The Twilight Zone), Nick of Time (The Twilight Zone), Super 8, Nightmare on Elm Street and The Mothman Prophecies.


Featured: Goldfinger, The Bell Witch, Evil Dead, Big Fish and The Walking Dead.

The 5 color screen print measures and is printed on Mr. French 100lb Whitewash paper stock. You can order the print HERE and it will ship in December.

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OS X Mavericks Available Today Free From The Mac App Store


Apple today announced that OS X Mavericks, the 10th major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available for free from the Mac App Store. With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings iBooks and Maps to the Mac, includes a new version of Safari, enhances multi-display support, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags and delivers new core technologies for breakthrough power efficiency and performance.

“Mavericks is an incredible release, which introduces significant new apps and features, while also improving the performance and battery life of your Mac,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We want every Mac user to experience the latest features, the most advanced technologies, and the strongest security. We believe the best way to do this is to begin a new era of personal computing software where OS upgrades are free.”

OS X Mavericks introduces innovative new features, including:

– iBooks, which gives you instant access to your iBooks library, more than two million titles in the iBooks Store, and works seamlessly across your devices;
– Maps, which brings powerful mapping technology to the desktop and lets you plan a trip from your Mac and send it to your iPhone for voice navigation on the road;
– a streamlined Calendar that estimates travel time between appointments, and provides a map with weather forecast;
– a new version of Safari with Shared Links, which helps you find what’s new on the web by consolidating links shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn;
– iCloud Keychain, which safely stores your website usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and Wi-Fi passwords and pushes them to your trusted devices so you don’t need to remember them;
– enhanced multi-display support, which makes using multiple displays easier and more powerful, with no configuration required;
– interactive Notifications, allowing you to reply to a message, respond to a FaceTime® call or even delete an email without leaving the app you’re using;
– Finder Tabs, which help unclutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into a single window with multiple tabs; and
– Finder Tags, a powerful new way to organize and find your files located on your Mac or in iCloud.

Mavericks also includes new core technologies that boost performance and improve the battery life of your Mac. Timer Coalescing and App Nap intelligently save energy and reduce power consumption. Compressed Memory automatically shrinks inactive data to keep your Mac fast and responsive. Mavericks also delivers significant performance enhancements for systems with integrated graphics through optimized OpenCL support and dynamic video memory allocation.


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