Aligning Countries

We’ve all heard of contintental shift where supposedly all the contintents were one big mass called Eurasia or something. What if we were to use Adobe Illustrator to align all the countries. Here’s the starting map of the world:

Here’s all the countries aligned vertically. Russia is totally huge!

Here’s all the countries in a horizontal alignment

And all the countries in one big stack, aligned horizontally and vertically.

If you want to see all these images bigger, click here.

It would be really cool to get a wooden puzzle of all the countries and stack them up. I would take a spreadsheet of all the countries sizes and sort them from biggest to smallest. Then I would put the biggest country and put that on the bottom (Russia, of course) and then take the 2nd biggest country and glue that on top of Russia… working my way up to the smallest country on top.

The trick is finding a wooden puzzle that has each country as its own piece. Some of the pieces will be really small.

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Tom Saaristo
18 years ago

The vertical alignment looks like the Genie from Aladdin!

18 years ago

that is so freakin’ awesome. make a giant painting of that. that would be so freakin’ awesome. where did you find vector art of maps. I have a tiny collection going. It is quite difficult to find vector eps files of maps.

18 years ago

Dude, are you high?

18 years ago

it’d be cool if the peg was where the capital city was, and you could print the capital name on them, then it would be more educational. i’d buy that

18 years ago

you spent $200 on this? what else do you use this vector art for?

18 years ago

i didn’t realize you got so many images for your $200. i thought you spent that just on the country art. this thing comes in a paper book, not on a CD?

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