Maps have undergone an evolution similar to that of books and magazines. Today, most people prefer maps that are needed strictly for the data they hold to be delivered in a digital form, while those that boast an imaginative, artistic element are the ones that do best in print. Slovakian artist Martin Vargic has done an excellent job demonstrating this with a beautiful map of The Internet, which depicts the top 500 websites, as well as software companies and more.
The sheer bulk of information contained herein is impressive enough, but what we truly appreciate is how the artist has recreated a classical map for modern times, right down to the replacement of “Here there be dragons” with “Spam Ocean” for uncharted waters.
The 34-by-22-inch map is printed on matte poster paper and is available for $37 through Zazzle.