From the inimitable Sam Potts, another great poster (the other one has to do with Infinite Jest). This time it’s a cartographic chronicle of 100 years of the Tour de France. Yellow, again, but of course, it only makes sense. He has pencils available, too. And make sure to read the blog. The enthusiasm with which it’s written is contagious.
New from my friend PK at House of Pretty, Royal Street Bold. Go take a look and buy it.
I’ve been using it for a couple of months and having fun with it. It’s a lovely forward-thinking grotesque that livens up any design. PK promises more weights and styles to come.
The Flyover Estate blog has been transitioned from Movable Type to WordPress. The theme is a customization of the default Twenty Eleven theme.
The old blog is here.
ON THE NAMING OF THIS BLOG
flyover states/flyover country
Americanisms describing the region of the United States west of the Delaware River/Delmarva Peninsula and east of California’s Central Valley. The terms are often used in a pejorative sense. They are references to the regions of the country passed over during inter-coastal flights—e.g., flights between the nation’s two largest cities, New York City and Los Angeles. Flyover country thus refers to the part of the country that some Americans only view by air and never actually see in person at ground level. (description via Wikipedia)
An enlightened commenter on flyover states (via Urban Dictionary):
states in the middle of the country that are uncool and call soda ‘pop.’ these states have lots of farmland and stupid people and shit like that.
1 : an area or amount of land or property
2 : (dated) a particular class or category of people in a society
3 : a particular state, period, or condition in life
Ohio is a flyover state. It’s where I live and work. Also, we grow a lot of corn here.