Author: Jakub Marian

Island by Jakub Marian
Drawing an island in Photoshop
I have recently discovered a technique for drawing a relatively realistic-looking island in Photoshop, including the water that surrounds (...)
January 16, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
Comparison of Iceland and Malta
Comparison of Iceland and Malta
The most densely populated European countries are Monaco (population 38,000; population density 18,700/km2) and Vatican City (with (...)
January 13, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘January’ in European languages
The English word “January” comes from Latin ianuarius, which means “of Janus” (Janus was an ancient Roman god of doorways, gates, (...)
January 7, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Happy New Year in European languages
‘Happy New Year’ in European languages
Learn how to wish a “Happy New Year” in German, French, Spanish, Italian and other languages with my neatly coloured map! (...)
December 30, 2016 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Italian, Maps, Russian, Spanish
‘Merry Christmas’ in European languages (map)
A map showing how to wish people a “Merry Christmas” in French, German, Spanish, Italian and other European languages. (...)
PISA 2015 Spain mathematics
Map of the results of PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) in science, reading, and mathematics in Europe
Results of the PISA 2015 (Programme for International Student Assessment) in science, reading, and mathematics visualized on a map of Europe. (...)
December 18, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps, Mathematics
Christmas Gift-Bringers of Europe
Christmas gift-bringers of Europe
Find out who brings Christmas gifts in France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries by looking at this neatly coloured map. (...)
December 11, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
Why the “vegetarianism is unnatural” argument is nonsense
I had a heated discussion recently in the comment section under my article about the worst arguments against vegetarian nutrition (which (...)
December 8, 2016 – Jakub MarianNutrition
Why the EF EPI rankings are not what you think
The English Proficiency Index (EPI) by EF Education First is a rating of countries according to (presumably) the average level of English (...)
December 4, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
Number of foreign languages studied per pupil in Europe
Learning foreign languages is an important part of secondary education in Europe. One could argue that it should be enough to just learn (...)
December 1, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps