A couple of weeks ago I submitted this infographic to a GOOD contest. As infographics go, I am relying a lot on text, I could have done more to graphically represent different pieces of information, but the idea is some what confusing to explain, so I wanted to keep it pretty simple. And anyway, that's the part I'm most proud of, the idea, one which I originally had on my lunch brake during a sunny afternoon in Brooklyn. The initial what if question just popped into my head. I'd say the odds I win are pretty low, but it's been fun to see the piece take on a life of its own; I'm loving the comments about it via cartophilia and strangemaps. It was also posted by Mr. Andrew Sullivan on the Atlantic and of course Brooklyn is picking up on it too.
And for the record I know the idea of that many people living in such a small area is pretty crazy, and would beget all kinds of problems and challenges. And I'm not saying that we should do it, but I would never say it was impossible. In my submission I included the following "I hope it surprises us just how small an area that (New Hamp.) turns out to be, and causes us to examine the current ways and repercussions of how we're currently spread about." Here it is on GOOD.