Mapping Manhattan’s Coffee Addiction

I am not sure if someone was mapping coffee shops…or just book stores in Manhattan. But as I was researching for my map critique I found this map and thought it was interesting and may be useful for someone’s project!


http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/08/days_like_today_warrant_any.html

2 comments

  1. Thanks, Lauren. Last fall Tanya Toft mapped the history of coffee houses in Fort Greene. For this map, though — which is obviously more of an art project than a “systematic” representation of all coffee houses — I wonder how the artist chose what’s worth mapping. And does the color scheme have any significance? Maybe not — but these are things we need to think about for our maps.

  2. I think the color scheme definitely has significance! I mean, it looks like coffee right? Or, more generally, it definitely has a very “Starbucks” look in that “30 minute vacation” sort of way. I can practically hear the Norah Jones just by looking at it — or the latest Putumayo mix CD.

    ok but seriously, I’m just posting because this reminded me of a funny and cool project by Cory Arcangel that calculates the “Starbucks Center of Gravity” for Manhattan:
    http://www.coryarcangel.com/things-i-made/starbucks/

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