Art in Maps

Art in Maps

July 18th, 2013 // 5:07 pm @

Odra Noel’s Map of Health, based on 2008 World Health Organization statistics, uses more than just colors to render information about global leading causes of death.

The map is made up of the artist’s rendering of various types of human tissue.

North America is rendered in fat tissue to represent the region’s obesity epidemic
Central and South America are rendered using lung tissue, reflecting the regions’ leading causes of death related to smoking
Europe, struggling with neurodegenerative diseases, is rendered using brain tissue

The leading case of death, worldwide: cardiovascular disease.

A beautiful rendering of hard facts – I wonder what a map drawn in 10 years from now might look like.

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