of travel-time and timelines…

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all your travels to faraway or nearby lands went well. Talking of travel, I just love those maps in the back of in-flight magazines with all the flight routes sprouting out like a firework. The GEM – European Commision’s “Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibility” shows a similar map which captures our (today’s world) “connectivity and the concentration of economic activity and also highlights that there is little wilderness left. The map shows how accessible some parts of the world have become whilst other regions have remained isolated.

Travel time to major cities (in hours and days) and shipping lane density.

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Our connectivity through visual communication has come a long way; from the beautiful cave paintings of the earliest known homosapiens to today’s subliminally powerful world of advertising. Citrinitas has a wonderful wonderful collection of images showcasing our visual communication history timeline.

all images courtesy of citrinitas.

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