Friday, November 14, 2014

Fun, Creative, Visual: Mapology Guides



How often have we found ourselves pondering: Right decision? Wrong decision? And I don't mean only while navigating through a new city or hood. Buying a present - this or that? Getting a pet - yes or no? In our everyday lives we are constantly confronted with decision - bigger and smaller ones. How we tackle life's little dilemmas says much about us - some discuss it with friends, others draw straws, again others get numb and take no decision at all. But now there's a cure for us curious and creative ones: Mapology Guides will help us find a good decision!


Mapology Guides is mutual project between my friend and fellow blogger Tina Bernstein and designer Mike Abrahams. Their mission is to help people explore every day questions and as a result make better choices and decisions in their lives. They encourage bite-size, visual learning and self-governing personal growth.

The idea of a map serves here is a familiar concept in decision making. The 'traveller' can decide where they want to get and begin the journey along a route and at a pace to suit. So who said maps are only for geography? Take a look at the first three fun and super creative Mapology Guides!

Be Present Perfect
Just in time for the festive season, this map helps people to get the right gifts for everyone, every time. 

What's Bugging You?
This map provides help to find ways to address the things that bug us in our everyday life - take the right decision and move on!

Would Like To Meet...
This fun map is matchmaking pets and people. How do we know which pet is right for us? Let yourself be guided by this fun map and you'll get to a wise decision!


All maps are curated and art directed, led by Tina and Mike. They team up on each map with a different writer and illustrator utilizing language and imagery to distill a complex subject in a fun, humorous, visual and educational way. The current range of Mapology Guides includes the above mentioned three maps, posters and postcards. Get yours here!

Happy weekend, friends!

Photography by Lina Skukauske

9 comments :

  1. Oh, what a cute idea!
    So should I bake bread now or walk the dog out? :))))!!!
    Have fun and all my best
    Elisabeth
    Great posts on this blog!

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    1. If you asked me, I'd say bake the bread and then walk the dog while the bread is cooling down:-) happy weekend!

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  2. A complete surprise on a Friday.
    Ha. What a fun post and so true to Mr Happy!!!

    Thank you so much Igor. I really appreciate the time you've taken to take these photographs and show off Mapology Guides in the best way. LOVE IT!

    I also particularly love that you and Gerard (@Walnutgrey) posted on the same day. A real treat for me and so humbling..... a memorable day indeed!
    Thank you my friends.

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    1. You're welcome, Tina! It was a great and fun day with the Mapology Guides in Munich! And what a cool coincidence to be blogging on the same day like Mr. Grey☺️👍

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  3. Wonderful Igor :-) Funny we posted on the same day & I love that our styles are so different.

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    1. Well there must have been some connection between us today:-) like the two different approaches we took to present the project to our audiences!

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  4. This post is great! I love it when you have something visual to look at/refer to to help you make decisions. It's much clearer and better than speech as you can keep referring back to it.

    I've heard about this project and will definitely take a closer at it now - like the sound of Be Present Perfect, as I like to feel that I am getting something that will suit who I buy the gift for.

    Emma Jayne

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    1. You should definitely get your fingers on it - it is pretty fun and helpful indeed!

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