US states, diagrammed

From an advertisement for the plug-in version of the Toyota Prius, a diagrammatic version of most US states:

USA states diagram

I like this concept and parts of this work very well. Obviously, out west where state borders are more orthagonal and less tied to geographic features, it’s easy to draw. New England looks good, too. But states with rivers and lakes as borders, like Illinois, don’t fare so well. Michigan would have been better with the lake included. And Louisiana, in particular, gets a raw deal. I’m guessing the curve used for California, though the rest of the map is angular, is an homage to the Prius’s teardrop shape. But it seems out of place to me.

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3 Responses to US states, diagrammed

  1. It looks like Kentucky and Wyoming get a raw deal too: very small in comparison. And am I mistaken, or is Delaware just missing?

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