There’s nothing quite as handsome as a vintage map, right? Look again; this new map by TeleGeography (click here for the interactive version) plots the undersea cables that make up the majority of our communications infrastructure. By “majority”, we mean around 99% of internet, telephone, and private data traffic.
The genius of this particular map is that it combines an antique aesthetic with modern data. The washed-out watercolours and gentle lines of the geographical part of the map don’t clash with the sharp lines of the undersea cables; the two parts compliment each other.
Even though we don’t have a dedicated map room just yet, we want this on our wall now.
Submarine Cable Map, $250