Rethinking the Lower 48

Nine unconventional maps of our Contiguous United States

Too often traditional state borders dictate and shape the decisions and concerns of the American way of life. The nine different configurations of the lower 48 states in this project aim to break down old boundaries and look at more interesting ways we can identify with the nearly three million square miles of American land.

The maps take the form of postcards which, in turn, will cross state borders when mailed. The recipient of the postcard is directed to the Mighty Maps website to enter in their location as well as where the postcard was sent from. This data will be complied to create a collected correspondence map.


National Football League’s span of fanbases


Major League Baseball’s span of fanbases


States in order by size


United States from a south up perspective


United States of belts


States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs


Freeman’s electoral college reform


Percy’s 38-state union


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