As we head into the spring and summer seasons, people around the state will hit Louisiana waters looking for crabs, shrimp and fish. And as locals tune up their boats and head out onto bayous and into the Gulf, they’ll realize it might be time for a new map.
Folks at the Boston-based design firm Fathom had a unique idea: what would maps look like if you stripped away all the defining features of a state, or of a country, leaving behind nothing but the roads?
Even a regular road map retains the outline of a place, its peaks and valleys, mountains and rivers, the names we give the defining features. But what if we take all that away and just leave the connective tissue, the pavement, behind?