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Roger Wheate from UNBC spotted this and writes:

I spotted this mutilation of the mt. blanc sheet in a cambridge art
store, priced at 1250 pounds (circa $2500). If it sells, maybe I'll
start making rocky mountain topo underwear!





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maybe I'll start making rocky mountain topo underwear!


I'll take the Devil's Tower briefs, then. :blink:
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It looks very organic from the smaller view. Not so sure about it up close... but very cool!

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Where did we all go wrong? And here I thought I was making maps to help people find their way!
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De ja vu.
Several days ago I walked past a home-less gentlemen on the street who was wearing this incredible "map jacket". I was tempted to take his picture but didnt out of courtesy. I kinda wish I would have now.



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De ja vu.
Several days ago I walked past a home-less gentlemen on the street who was wearing this incredible "map jacket". I was tempted to take his picture but didnt out of courtesy. I kinda wish I would have now.


Are you talking about this? An Interarts (now MapQuest) staple for over 15 years.

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Roger Wheate from UNBC spotted this and writes:

I spotted this mutilation of the mt. blanc sheet in a cambridge art
store, priced at 1250 pounds (circa $2500). If it sells, maybe I'll
start making rocky mountain topo underwear!

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I can't find pictures anywhere, but does anyone else remember the amazing period dress reproductions made entirely of maps that used to grace the map reading room at Library of Congress? I think Barbara Adele Fine made them, but I'm not certain and I can find nothing by googling...

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Dress made out of silk RAF WW2 charts:

http://www.rijksmuse...g/z/ng-2000-5.z

http://www.rijksmuse...amp;context_id=


London Underground Animals shirts, underwear, etc.:

http://www.animalson...erchandise.html


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Love it.

Maybe NACIS should consider a fashion show for their Annual Conference!

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Although I have not seen them on this side ( N.Am.) of the Atlantic, All the map shops I visited in Austria last week had a wide variety of city map themed courrier bags. Had they not been so cheaply made I would of gotten a NYC version. Anyways they had them for all the major European cities and a NYC version. Anyone else seen these?

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Are you talking about this? An Interarts (now MapQuest) staple for over 15 years.


That's it! wow.



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I can't find pictures anywhere, but does anyone else remember the amazing period dress reproductions made entirely of maps that used to grace the map reading room at Library of Congress? I think Barbara Adele Fine made them, but I'm not certain and I can find nothing by googling...


Nat,

I'm sure it is. I'm sending a note to Barbara. Perhaps she'll respond with some photos.

(BTW She is a Nacite from way back. Haven't heard whether she'll make it to NACIS this year.)

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I can't find pictures anywhere, but does anyone else remember the amazing period dress reproductions made entirely of maps that used to grace the map reading room at Library of Congress? I think Barbara Adele Fine made them, but I'm not certain and I can find nothing by googling...

Nat,
I'm sure it is. I'm sending a note to Barbara. Perhaps she'll respond with some photos.
(BTW She is a Nacite from way back. Haven't heard whether she'll make it to NACIS this year.)
Donna


The dresses apparently were mentioend in The Portolan (Washington Map Society Journal), issue 32 (1995), referenced on-line in the journal's index under Maps, Used to Dress Life-Sized Mannequins.

That's all I've found on line. Anyone have that issue?

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I'll look out for this trend here in Italy - they love driving, so I wouldn't be surprised to see guys wearing a jacket covered with a map from the Toruing Club of Italy.

So how do the women accessorize with the dresses? Do saphire earings go nicely with glacial blue?

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I'm FINALLY posting these (sorry for the delay Nat!)
As the signs state, these were created by Barbara Fine and donated to the Library in 1994.
They've held up pretty well, I know that Barbara has done some maintenance and repairs a year or two ago.
Cheers,
Ginny
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