When I was little, whenever we drove past a group of trees vaguely resembling a ‘wood’ (language heavily influenced by Enid Blyton overload), I’d be on the lookout for the Magic Faraway Tree.
Cartoonist, designer and illustrator Dan Meth has cleared up the whereabouts of some better-known fantasy places with his clever The Fantasy World Map. Although I’m no closer to the Magic Faraway Tree, I now know that Wonderland is just south of Narnia and west of Lilliput – handy next time the kids fire off tough questions during Alice’s Adventures.
The Fantasy World Map is part of a collection of pop cultural charts that categorise all sorts of things from Beach Boys song topics to the subjective success of trilogy movies. I particularly like the Logo Rainbow (“All the way across the sky. What does it mean?”) and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with an in-depth look at the layout of sitcom houses.