Map O’ The Day #40 – The Land Of Greendale

 

Today’s MOTD is a map of the fictitious land of Greendale from the album cover art for Neil Young’s Greendale. Illustrated by James Mazzeo, who also illustrated the cover of Young’s Zuma, the map illustrates the backdrop for the rock opera album, centered on the adventures and trials of the Green family.

Just as web 2.0 has morphed the liner notes of yesterday’s record into downloadable songbooks and bonus features that accompany the digital album, the Greendale map takes interactivity to a whole new level. The album has its very own website where you can scroll over the map to enlarge certain details relevant to the songs.

It is becoming increasingly popular to make use of technology to enhance the depth of information and degree of interactivity on once static visual information maps.