Monday, January 19, 2015

Counter-mapping Skin

Image source: The Independent

Kevin Pietersen probably did not intend for his new tattoo to be a counter-map.  Continents are shown in a mirror image of how they 'normally' appear, giving them the appearance of being viewed from inside the earth.  I had to think about this for a second, but it would seem to be a mistake, introduced into the representation through the process of transferring it from the stencil to the skin.  It really doesn't have the impact of the classic 'upside down' counter-map of the world though (in my opinion).

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