Steve Lovelace

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The Corporate States of America Poster

If you’re a fan of maps, you’ll be pleased to know that “The Corporate States of America” is now available as a poster. This 18×12″ print is rendered in crisp, bright colors on a...

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Marissa Mayer and the New Yahoo Logo

Yahoo is one of the oldest Internet companies still alive and kicking. So many other 1990s-era dot-coms have fallen to the wayside, but Yahoo has managed to hang on. But over the years, their...

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Book Covers in Comic Sans

Comic Sans is the most reviled font in the world. There are worse fonts, for sure, but Comic Sans has become the most infamous. Today it’s become the “Plan 9 from Outer Space” for...

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The Golden Age of Bookstores

Back in the 1990s, a lot of book lovers bemoaned the death of the small, independent bookseller. They thought of the big chains like Borders and Barnes & Noble as the enemy. This was...

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Odd Punctuation Marks

Punctuation marks are a fairly modern phenomenon. From antiquity up through the Middle Ages, words were written together in great long strings, with little spacing or punctuation. These kind of texts were meant to...

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The Beauty of Barcelona’s Eixample

Barcelona is a beautiful city at any scale. Take a walk down La Rambla or visit the Sagrada Familia and you’ll see some of the greatest urban spaces in the world. Then take a...

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The Rise and Fall of Neutral Moresnet

Borders cause a lot of problems. I’ve already talked about how shifting rivers can create odd little enclaves on the landscape. But borders can be tricky even when there aren’t rivers involved. This is...

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The Corporate Provinces of Canada

Ever since I published “The Corporate States of America”, my Canadian readers have been asking for one of their country. Here now is the official debut of “The Corporate Provinces of Canada”. This was...

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Cat Logos

You like logos. I like cats. And pretty much everyone on the Internet likes mashups. So I thought I’d make you some cat logos. Here are five famous logos, redone with famous cats. Quaker...

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Homage to Catalan

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you might know that they don’t speak Spanish. It comes as a shock to many first-time tourists, but the language spoken in Barcelona isn’t Spanish. It’s Catalan. I’ve...