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Powell's Books Presents Hunter Shobe & David Banis
From Hunter Shobe and David Banis, the team that brought you Portlandness, comes Upper Left Cities (Sasquatch), a new book which compares and contrasts San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle through 150 innovative infographic maps that blend traditional cartography with modern graphic design. Upper Left Cities goes into uncharted territory to create a narrative about three great cities through informative and detailed infographic maps, exploring and comparing wildlife and city trails, voting records, commutes, marathon routes, food and drink patterns, and more. The result is a perfect blend of form and function, with each map meticulously and ingeniously designed.

Sep 30, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Hunter Shobe
Hunter Shobe is a cultural geographer and assistant professor at Portland State University. He holds a PhD in geography from the University of Oregon and has more than twenty years of experience researching the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of how people connect to places and environments. Past studies focused on diverse topics, including the role of Football Club Barcelona in constructing urban identity in Barcelona, and national identity in Catalonia.
David Banis
David Banis has managed the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research in the Geography Department at Portland State University since 2006, working with a wide variety of partners at the federal, state, and local levels. His work explores the diverse ways that cartographers can tell stories with maps, focusing on the mapping of nontraditional subjects.