By Cory Doctorow at 7:54 am Fri, Apr 26, 2013
Elisabeth Lecourt recycles old maps and turns them into beautiful dresses and shirts. I don't imagine they're wearable, but they'd look lovely on the wall nevertheless.
Elisabeth Lecourt | Les robes géographiques:
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“sesserd morf edam spaM” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
But it does sound like an incantation to change cheese into processed ham!
It’s a meat process.
Came here for comment about headline being backwards. Found this also. Left extremely satisfied.
Now you have to go back to your own dimension and can’t visit Boing Boing for 90 days!
Best. Dyslexic. Post. Ever.
maybe they are maps made from dresses made from maps?
best boing boing of post today
And kittens on whiskers…
“I see England, I see France…”
I see Cory already got to the headline, making all subsequent readers puzzle over the ‘first!’ comments.
But surely the map is not the territory? Or is it now much easier to get to first base, given that you could use grid references?
Is first base even on the dress? or would it have to be at last 2nd base?
I’m English – hence don’t understand baseball – so really should have the meaning of the phrase I used explained to me. TGIF!
WWII airmen were issued silk maps for when they parachuted to safety from their disabled aircraft. Those would make nice dresses!
And here’s a wedding dress made from the WWII parachute that saved the husband’s life: http://boingboing.net/2011/06/06/wedding-dress-made-f.html
What a terrible waste of a perfectly good map. Next up: t-shirts made of old Picasso and Monet paintings.
I’m holding out for Bermuda shorts made from the Bayeux Tapestry.
I’m holding out for pants made out of prehistoric cave paintings.
I bet there’s a few britons who read this and are snickering especially loud.
I loved this Cory, even though I forgot I sent it to you in 2008 ;)
art fashion happy mutants maps
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