Paula Scher has made an art out of turning words into geography. She creates spaces out of the boundaries formed by place names. Maps is a glorious compilation of the artist and graphic designer's expressions of the world around us all. The level of detail and the adroitness with which patterns are created will fascinate readers. This book is a must for unconventional cartographers.
Hardcover, 144 pages. Princeton Architectural press, 2011. $20.00 at Amazon.