RW Quarterly Report: NEWS: Spawn of Gerrymander Project launching now! (Plus a giveaway)

Hello! Here is the latest RW Quarterly Report, featuring liberal use of the first person singular.

THE BIG NEWS: Just launched on Design Observer, "Spawn of Gerrymander"
A series in which some of our favorite illustrators use their talents to help us see the true shape of political mapmaking in the twenty-first century:

Over the course of this week, this series will present graphic visualizations of six gerrymandered U.S. Congressional districts, created by six dynamite illustrators: Joe Alterio, Steve Brodner, Lisa Congdon, Jennifer Daniel, Oliver Munday, and Leif Parsons.

Introduction essay here; see the first entry here; browse the whole series, as it unfolds, here. This project has been made possible in large part by a grant from The Awesome Foundation's Awesome Without Borders chapter.

Please, please please check out and help spread the word about this endeavor!
THE OTHER NEWS:

UPCOMING:

  • Nothing that I can talk about right at the moment, actually! Just stay tuned.

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-- > DEPT. of GIVEAWAY! I have one (1) spare copy of Emily Spivack's Worn Stories book, featuring "sartorial memoirs" from Paola Antonelli, Dapper Dan, and others. (N.B.: This otherwise-beautiful hardback copy has a small "dent" to the upper edge of the front cover.) Can I give this lovely book to you? Email consumed@robwalker.net before midnight Wednesday October 15. Winner to be chosen, as always, via proprietary algorithm.
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NO NEWS: Yahoo Tech columns and posts are still here. | Design Observer posts are here. | Biweekly NYT Sunday Business advice column, Workologist, posted regularly on the Rob Walker Facebook page; archive here. | @notrobwalker on Twitter | MKTG on Tumblr. | Unconsumption on Tumblr.

PLUGS:

AND YOU? What's up, what's coming up, what might you want plugged? Don't be shy.

That's it! More in two or three (or four?) months. Enjoy the spring!

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