VERNACULAR CARTOGRAPHY

As a directionally-challenged native New Yorker plagued by poor eyesight, short-term memory loss, and a distaste for GPS, I find it incredibly difficult to navigate the streets of any given neighborhood. About 10 years ago, I started drawing little maps on scraps of paper to help me get places. I can’t read maps, so they were never really helpful, but now I have hundreds of these from all over the world. I should invest in a compass.

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

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Subway notes

Sometimes people say crazy things on the subway. I like to write these things down. This particular fellow was ranting too quickly for me to catch everything, but he really disliked Bill Cosby and was suspicious of bologna.

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