Stay in bed, light some candles, and curl up with a good map

With city transit at the mercy of what’s been dubbed “Frankenstorm,” we here in evacuation Zone C have found ourselves with ample time to remain indoors and contemplate the aesthetics of hurricane visualizations. Although an Ancient Greek mantle like Athena would’ve perhaps been a bit more epic, the super storm’s current invocation of Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is perhaps also a fitting reflection of the anthropogenic conditions that’ve fueled its foamy ire. But all this science and meteorology receives enough attention during natural disasters. How about a little appreciation for the longstanding artform of generating hurricane maps?