If you don't read the Woot blog (and if you don't, what the heck is wrong with you?) you might not have learned that Jeopardy! wunderkind, trivia savant, and all around cool guy Ken Jennings* writes a regular column for the site debunking myths and imparting some knowledge. In fact, Ken's so good at this sort of thing that he's written a new book, Maphead, detailing the facts, figures, and freaks of the map nerd trivia world. Which brings us to this week's Derby theme: to commemorate the launch of his book, we're revisiting the topic of Maps. You may remember we did a map-themed Derby way back when, but it's been long enough that we feel we can safely revisit the idea.
Give us your best map ideas, be they maps to hidden treasure, maps of the best spots to play in the neighborhood, or maybe a map to a mythical realm only you know about. Maybe it's a depiction of map-reading gone wrong, or someone upset at where their map has led them. You can also play with the concept of "Maphead" in whatever way you see fit. We'll run the usual 1st through 3rd place shirts, and Ken Jennings himself will mark one shirt a special "Ken's Pick" winner. All four winners will get a signed copy of Ken Jennings' latest book, Maphead! So get to cartographizing!
- No text only designs. You must have a graphical element.
- No celebrity likenesses. You'll have to send your erotic caricatures of Ken to his publicist the same way we did.
- No maps of fictional worlds you didn't create. Yes, make up your own continent. No, don't give us a map of Narnia or Oz or whatever.
*Ken Jennings is the author of Brainiac, Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac, and the forthcoming Maphead. Follow him at ken-jennings.com or on Twitter as @KenJennings.