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Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories
Author: 
Ben Huberman
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We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. Here are three stories from the Discover archives exploring the power of maps.

Adrian Daub, “Here at the End of All Things”

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In his recent Longreads essay, Adrian Daub weaves together the history of fantasy maps — the kind you encounter in Lord of the Rings and the Song of Ice and Fire series ...Read more

Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories
Author: 
Ben Huberman
Category: 

We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. Here are three stories from the Discover archives exploring the power of maps.

Adrian Daub, “Here at the End of All Things”

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In his recent Longreads essay, Adrian Daub weaves together the history of fantasy maps — the kind you encounter in Lord of the Rings and the Song of Ice and Fire series ...Read more

Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories
Author: 
Ben Huberman
Category: 

We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. Here are three stories from the Discover archives exploring the power of maps.

Adrian Daub, “Here at the End of All Things”

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In his recent Longreads essay, Adrian Daub weaves together the history of fantasy maps — the kind you encounter in Lord of the Rings and the Song of Ice and Fire series ...Read more

The Dark and Gothic Worlds of Fantasy Artist Shaima Islam
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Fantasy artist and illustrator Shaima Islam, based in Scarborough, Canada, works in a range of media like colored pencils, microns, and watercolors. Inspired by the gothic and the strange, Shaima’s drawings are dark yet whimsical, introducing us to fantastic worlds. Here’s a sampling of her imaginative scenes and portraits.

“The Traveler and His Companion.” Colored pencils and markers on paper, 8×10″, 2017.

Gilbert Blythe, a character from Anne of Green Gables . Markers and microns on paper, 7×11″, 2017.

Notebook sketches in progress, inspired by drama series Grantchester , 2017.

“Breakfast of Champions.” Colored pencils micron on paper, 10×13″, 2016.

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A Veteran Blogger’s Advice on Growing Traffic and Finding Community
Author: 
Ben Huberman
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Boulder, Colorado-based Susie Lindau recently celebrated six years of blogging on Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride , where she publishes on a wide range of topics — from surviving breast cancer to her travel adventures. To make her blogiversary meaningful for others, Susie posted her 18 best blog tips, providing frank, time-tested ideas. Below, you’ll find three that resonated with us.

Write what you are passionate about.

What excites you? I post about the events in my life that rile me up or touch me in some way. I also enjoy reading great stories. Ones that move me to tears or that make me think differently about a subject. Ones that open my heart or make me laugh. There ...Read more

Display a Short Bio on Your Front Page with a Widget
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Your About page is one of the most important pages on your site. But what if readers with short attention spans don’t click over to read it? Here’s a quick tip: display a short version on your front page, so visitors know immediately who you are. These three lifestyle bloggers show how it’s done.

Britanie Faith created her blog, Beauty By Britanie , to share her passion for beauty, fashion, and wellness. She has struggled with chronic health conditions for most of her life and focuses on healthy, clean, conscious living.

She customized her site with the Rosalie theme. In her right sidebar, she uses a Text Widget to display a photo of herself and ...Read more

Display a Short Bio on Your Front Page with a Widget
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Your About page is one of the most important pages on your site. But what if readers with short attention spans don’t click over to read it? Here’s a quick tip: display a short version on your front page, so visitors know immediately who you are. These three lifestyle bloggers show how it’s done.

Britanie Faith created her blog, Beauty By Britanie , to share her passion for beauty, fashion, and wellness. She has struggled with chronic health conditions for most of her life and focuses on healthy, clean, conscious living.

She customized her site with the Rosalie theme. In her right sidebar, she uses a Text Widget to display a photo of herself and ...Read more

Illustrating Streets of the World: The Art of Jeremy Graboyes
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Love to travel through art? Browse the work of Jeremy Graboyes, an illustrator in Washington, DC. He illustrates by hand, working mainly in pen-and-ink and watercolor. “I love exploring the shapes and forms of urban scenes,” he writes on his About page. Here’s a sampling of the cities you’ll visit while browsing his online portfolio.

Richmond, Virginia; pen and watercolor, 2017. Friendship, Maine; pen and watercolor, 2017. Manhattan , New York ; Micron pen, 2016. Part of Coloring/Changing New York , a coloring book based on images by Berenice Abbott. Hong Kong; pen and watercolor, 2015.

Love this look? Jeremy uses the free Sketch theme and the Portfolio feature to display his art in a clean ...Read more

Illustrating Streets of the World: The Art of Jeremy Graboyes
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Love to travel through art? Browse the work of Jeremy Graboyes, an illustrator in Washington, DC. He illustrates by hand, working mainly in pen-and-ink and watercolor. “I love exploring the shapes and forms of urban scenes,” he writes on his About page. Here’s a sampling of the cities you’ll visit while browsing his online portfolio.

Richmond, Virginia; pen and watercolor, 2017. Friendship, Maine; pen and watercolor, 2017. Manhattan , New York ; Micron pen, 2016. Part of Coloring/Changing New York , a coloring book based on images by Berenice Abbott. Hong Kong; pen and watercolor, 2015.

Love this look? Jeremy uses the free Sketch theme and the Portfolio feature to display his art in a clean ...Read more

Writing to Help Others: Four Bloggers on What Pushes Them to Publish
Author: 
Ben Huberman
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People start blogs for many reasons — from promoting their business to documenting their travels. For some, blogging is a form of service: by sharing their stories, they hope to help others. Here, four bloggers reflect on what motivates them to inspire others through their writing.

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A Thought Process

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Every time I would put my pen to paper, I felt as if it allowed me to explore a new part of me. It allowed me to feel alive in a whole new sense.

There are so many people out there, and each of them has a ...Read more