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Surfin’ BRD

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For the last few weeks, I’ve been keeping a note of where I cross the street on my morning 500-metre walk to get a cup of coffee from Impala. I neatly traced over an aerial photo of my street, coloured it in with some nice shades of grey, and added a 40% opacity white line for every crossing made.

Then on Friday night, I watched Riding Giants. If you’ve not seen it, it’s a documentary made in 2004 about big wave surfing. Legitimately or not, the film is on Google Video; it’s well worth watching.

The closest I’ve ever come to touching a surfboard is holding a copy of the Beach Boys’ “Surfer Girl” LP in my hands, and watching all those surfing pioneers from the 1950s through to the present day is pretty amazing stuff.

I can’t help but look at my little walking-to-the-coffee-shop map and think: Craig, you’re such a fucking loser! Stop making these stupid bloody maps and charts!

Written by Craig

August 12th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

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6 Responses to 'Surfin’ BRD'

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  1. Well, what do surfers do? They paddle out a bit, then ride back in again. Then paddle out again. Then ride back in again.

    In the entire history of the world, there has been precisely one occasion when surfing was useful, and that was when James Bond needed to escape from a glacier being melted by an orbiting heat ray.

    (If it turns out that Die Another Day somehow wasn’t a documentary, then surfing has never been useful.)


    12 Aug 07 at 16:18

  2. it made me smile today and a surfer wouldn’t.


    12 Aug 07 at 17:01

  3. Radical map dude.


    12 Aug 07 at 18:40

  4. Keep making your maps and charts. They appeal to the information designer (and surfer) in me!

    Nice minipops by the way, especially Lewis and The Go! Team.


    13 Aug 07 at 10:47

  5. you are a fooking nutter !!!
    keep it up
    alex von danziger st


    13 Aug 07 at 13:04

  6. At least you actually bother to make the maps and charts, rather than think about them and then not ever do them at all.


    13 Aug 07 at 15:27

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