Minimalist posters illustrate the differences between Hanoi and Saigon

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

With the last five months in Vietnam, I’ve been keeping an eye out for posts that talk about the differences from North to South. Given the length of the country, there are plenty to account for. Enter Nhat Le, who has posted whimsical posters that show these differences in illustrated form.

A few:

And of course, some of the same in both: TRAFFIC!

For the full list of comparisons, check out his post on Behance, here.

-Jodi

Surreal “postcards” from Google Earth

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Sometimes even Google makes our world look even crazier than it actually is, as evidenced by these surreal and quirky screenshots of Google Earth collected by Clement Valla. In his own words:

“I collect Google Earth images. I discovered strange moments where the illusion of a seamless representation of the Earth’s surface seems to break down. At first, I thought they were glitches, or errors in the algorithm, but looking closer I realized the situation was actually more interesting — these images are not glitches. [...] These uncanny images focus our attention on that process itself, and the network of algorithms, computers, storage systems, automated cameras, maps, pilots, engineers, photographers, surveyors and map-makers that generate them.”

For the full collection, see Clement’s site Postcards from Planet Earth. For more about this collection and why the images are as skewed as they are, see this great Rhizome magazine article.

-Jodi

 

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