195 - Spam Maps

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"Looks tasty, doesn’t it", says one of the submitters of this map made out of Spam. Well, that’s a matter of opinion (but I think he was being ironic, anyway).


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The map is the work of Manila-born US artist Michael Arcega, who on his website displays a series of maps made from Spam and explains: "Spam was used as ration by the US Armed Forces during WWII. It ultimately spread through many Pacific Island nations as a standard source of meat. Spam’s diasporic nature is symbolic of America’s ongoing influence on many nations."

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Arcega loves to play with words, so it’s no coincidence that s-p-a-m is m-a-p-s spelled in reverse.

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This map was sent in by Mo Moussa, Ken Lacy and several others.

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