This is the old version of the map. Check out the new version! Here’s a Kickstarter where you can get 18×24 inch prints!
Preserved old post for posterity:
Here comes the next one in this series. I figured I’d do the San Francisco Bay Area because a lot of my recent friends are from there. This map is a bit more sophisticated, and the Bay Area isn’t as conveniently shaped as Long Island so you get some awkward text wraps sometimes. But in the end it’s just a light-hearted map that pokes fun at some stereotypes.
Combing through Urban Dictionary entries for Bay Area cities and towns, I noticed right away how much less negative the entries were when compared with Long Island. Perhaps this says something about the culture of the Bay, as well as the history. With a lot of recent development, neighborhood tensions are not as entrenched as on Long Island. Combine this with the mellow, easygoing Californian stereotype and you get a lot of dictionary entries that are actually quite positive.
This one took a little longer but was a lot of fun to make, and I’ve gotten great feedback from my Californian friends.