Remember that time you were sitting by the fire reading The Lord of the Rings and thought to yourself, “Gee golly. I sure wish I could have a map of my hometown drawn in the style of J. R. R. Tolkien’s map of Middle-earth. That sure would be swell. Gee willikers. If only.” Well, your dreams have come true. Geographer Stentor Danielson has an Etsy store called Mapsburgh where he draws real cities as Tolkien maps. He also takes custom orders.
Real cities drawn as fantasy maps
Who is Older and Younger than You
Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.
10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015
These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.