New Release Books by Martin Vargic

Martin Vargic is the author of Vargic’s Curious Cosmic Compendium (2019), Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium (2019), Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium (2017) and Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps (2015).

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Vargic’s Curious Cosmic Compendium

release date: Nov 07, 2019
Vargic’s Curious Cosmic Compendium
Take a trip to outer space with this weird and wonderful guide to our universe, the perfect gift for both young and old Vargic''s beautifully innovative designs will help to explain all of the bizarre and fascinating aspects of the cosmos; from the history of the universe to what makes up our solar system and even how human life fits into the wider picture. Be taken on an unforgettable journey through space with chapters on . . . · Exploring the Cosmos · The Night Sky · Maps of the Inner Solar System · Timeline of the Universe · Cosmologies throughout History · Journey Into Outer Space · Scale of the Universe This is a book that celebrates the scale and spectacle of the universe on every page, and one which you''ll treasure forever. _______ ''5***** In more than one hundred pages filled with facts and illustrations he takes the reader on a journey through the history of the cosmos'' BBC Sky at Night ''Packs in so much of our astronomical knowledge, so many tidbits about the history of astronomy and space exploration that I felt wonderfully enriched by it all. It is visually striking and beautifully illustrated'' Dr. Alfredo Carpineti

Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium

release date: Nov 07, 2019
Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium
Explore the wonders of the universe like you have never seen before with this incredible new book from the bestselling author Martin Vargic. This is a compendium of beautifully innovative designs that explain all of the weird and wonderful aspects of the cosmos; from the history of the universe to what makes up our solar system and even how human life fits into the wider picture, Vargic celebrates the scale and spectacle of the universe on every page. Be taken on a journey through space with the chapters ''The History of the Universe'', ''Solar System'' and ''Humans and the Universe''. The beautiful illustrations throughout Vargic''s Miscellany of Curious Maps changed the way that we look at the world, now it is time for us to look even further into the wonders of the universe around us.

Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium

release date: Oct 10, 2017

Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps

release date: Dec 01, 2015
Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps
A stunning full-color collection of inventive, poignant, humorous, and controversial maps of the world from the internationally recognized digital artist behind the stunning “Map of Stereotypes.” Slovakian artist Martin Vargic rose to international fame in 2014 when his “Map of the Internet 1.0” went viral. Using old National Geographic maps as inspiration, he drew a striking and meticulous map of the most visited websites in the world, portraying Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple as sovereign countries; the eastern continent as the “old world” with originators like Microsoft and IBM; and at the most southern tip, a forgotten wasteland of outdated and obsolete places of the past like You’ve Got Mail and Friendster. The extraordinary “Map of Stereotypes” is a cartogram based on a westerner’s stereotypical view of the world that assigns more than two thousand labels and pop culture references to cities, states, countries, continents, oceans, and seas on a large-scale world map. Visually stunning and remarkably clever, both artworks generated notice worldwide. Beautiful, unique, and packed with intricate and brilliant details, Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps showcases this visual artist’s rare talent as never before in a gorgeous edition sure to be treasured by fans. Along with eight exquisite and unexpected conceptual atlases, he has imagined The Music Map, The Map of YouTube, The Corporate World Map, and many more. An additional fifty mini-maps of the world display a diverse list of data, such as the number of heavy metal bands per capita, the probability of getting struck by lightning, average penis length, NSA surveillance rate, and number of tractors per 1,000 inhabitants. Extensively mapping various subjects from all corners of our modern civilization, Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps is a fresh and thoughtful look at Western culture that will spark conversation and continually surprise and fascinate readers.
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