Why do maps always show the north as up? … The profound arbitrariness of our current cartographic conventions was made evident by McArthur’s Universal Corrective Map of the World, an iconic “upside down” view of the world that recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Launched by Australian Stuart McArthur on Jan. 26, 1979 (Australia Day, naturally), this map is supposed to challenge our casual acceptance of European perspectives as global norms. But seen today with the title “Australia: No Longer Down Under,” it’s hard not to wonder why the upside-down map, for all its subversiveness, wasn’t called “Botswana: Back Where It Belongs” or perhaps “Paraguay Paramount!”
(via The Paris Review)
aw shit bitches who’s down under nowww
When I was in Japan I was in a class and the teacher put this poster up and said “so this is what word maps look like where you are from?”
This was too much fun i had to do a second one for my friend :)
She only asked me to make her familiar a sloth, so i made her an animal witch. One who turns into animals and talks to them.
Im jumping on the bandwagon with this witchsona thing :) My witchsona is a kinda useless witch, she doesn’t really have too many magical powers but instead carries around a tonne of magical nick nacks and enchanted toys that do lots of cool stuff. And her familiar is a jackalope because jackalopes are great <3
Sometimes i feel like i’ve never improved drawing wise, and that i’ll never get better but then i did this and it made me feel better about myself
"The king in the north"
My computers in the shop and so im using my mums computer, and shes got some really weird saturation settings on her computer so this was such a struggle to make the colours look okay.