In 1963 Jerry Gretzinger doodled a map on a sheet of paper at a boring job in a ball bearing factory. Then he drew another.. and another.. and now, 50 years later he's basically created a giant imaginary world out of 2,700 sheets of paper. This imaginary world contains over 300 towns, mountain ranges, lakes, railroads, etc. and is a dynamic & evolving system of sheets that includes a "void" that pops up every once in a while and eats up existing map elements. Some cities on the map have started erecting walls to prevent the void from eating up their suburbs... In the 80s he also started using cutouts from magazines and other sources for some of the topography.. Link to video. Who wants to bet that this guy plays or used to play civ? What makes his project even more interesting is that he's devised a convoluted algorithm that helps him figure out how the map evolves as he adds more sheets of paper or changes existing ones. This is accomplished by drawing a card out of a modified deck that might have a word like "scan" on it. In the case of the word "scan", for example, that tells him that he has to take the first 7 new/unused map/doodle sheets to the bottom of the pile, scan the 8th one, file it, then work on the copy with paint and pencil (or whatever) and have it then become the next evolutionary generation of that particular panel. Did that make sense to you? No? Here's a slightly more indepth look at how the map gets assembled. < This is a 10 minute long video that's totally worth watching I've drawn made up maps before, so I understand the appeal of doing something like this, but I don't think I've ever even put more than 2 sheets together. Has anybody else? The algorithm he's come up also seems kinda crazy, but the results are very interesting and even maybe artistic. How would you put together a giant map? And what do you think of Jerry's map?