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map of the usa from a californian's perspective

USA map infographic by Haley Nahman 

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Twitter? I do. The tweeps over at Knock Knock shared a link to this map & it made me giggle all afternoon. I asked the illustrator, Haley Nahman, if she could tell us a little about it. She says,

“I love to doodle and play around with words, colors, and whitespace. One day, when reading an article about some unnamed mid-west state, I grew distinctly aware of the fact that I knew very little about some of my fellow states. I decided to draw the country, mapping out each state with common stereotypes in the eyes of Californians. I’m sure the map would look different from the perspective of a Colorado or New York native — but I suppose that’s why I found it funny, if not blatantly teasing our ignorance. Either way, it’s just for fun, and I promise not everyone in the state of Kansas is a serial killer.”

Haley is a senior at Cal Poly (which is on the central coast of California in San Luis Obispo, and is, apparantly, where the party is).

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Reader Comments (2)

Hysterical! I wonder if many inhabitants of either coast, or Northern and Southern borders have a harder time remembering the geography of the opposite side of the states. In our defense, there are a lot of small states up in New England!

March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFellow Californian

As a fellow californian I have to say this seems pretty accurate to me.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily

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