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Doomsday Map: A Google Map of the Apocalypse

by Kenny Hoeschen

Artist Tony Dowler recently blew past his Kickstarter goal of $1,500 for the production of the Seattle Doomsday Map. The campaign closed with a total of over $18,000 pledged. Dowler has already created a large, watercolor map of Seattle showing the city as it might look following an apocalyptic event. The map is very detailed and shows every building in downtown Seattle.

Dowler’s using the Kickstarter funding to produce several items related to his original watercolor art: A poster map that can be framed and hung on the wall, a high-quality digital print, a folding “roadmap” style map, hazard stickers you can use to indicate points of interest, and a travel guidebook written from the perspective of a fictional post-apocalyptic Seattle resident. A preview of the guidebook can be found on Dowler’s blog. It contains some great tips like “South Lake Union: Wild dogs and dangerous vagrants here. even the good scrounge’s been picked over. Some smart geeks’ve set up a pig farm on a rooftop, though. Use the shit to run their generators and grow things hydroponic style. If you send some useful scrap up to them, they might just send down some hothouse cabbages.”

Check it out and maybe you can get in on the post-Kickstarter sales.

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