Map Tales

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Journalists, teachers, bloggers and storytellers (to name a few) use Map Tales to chronicle news events, scrapbook holidays, describe walks, plan campaigns, illustrate literature, recount journeys, and bring historical events to life.

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Some Tales We Made Earlier


Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.


A walk designed by Prof. Phil Baines for his graphic design students, to discover and study examples of site-specific lettering on buildings and other structures. More details at


The Odyssey

by Homer

The Odyssey is an ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It centers on the Greek hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. This map tale describes Odysseus’s epic voyage and the many foes he meets upon the way.


Sydney Matrix Locations

by Jeremy Keith

I went to Sydney, followed the trail of filming locations for The Matrix, and attempted to recreate shots from the film.