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Book & Posters: A Map of the World

a_map_of_the_world_book.jpg For everyone who enjoys viewing the world differently there’s A Map of the World.

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London Map by Joao Lauro Fonte

A new generation of designers, illustrators, and mapmakers are currently discovering their passion for various forms of… illustrative cartography. Gestalten’s A Map of the World is a compelling collection of these new works which range from accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations.

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Europe and the Mediterranean by KHUAN+KTRON

The featured projects from A Map of the World are from – around the world – and range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.

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Reykjavik City Center Map by Borgamynd, now also available as a poster

Says publisher Gestalten, “Drawing a map means understanding our world a bit better. For centuries, we have used the tools of cartography to represent both our immediate surroundings and the world at large – and to convey them to others.”

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Australia by Young & Rubicam Italy

“On the one hand, maps are used to illustrate areal relationships, including distances, dimensions, and topographies. On the other, maps can also serve as projection screens for a variety of display formats, such as illustration, data visualization, and visual storytelling.”

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Wallpaper* Navigator Maps by Russell Bell

In an age of satellite navigation and Google Maps, personal interpretations of the world around us are becoming more relevant. The maps in A Map of the World tell stories beyond just navigation. Available at Amazon and more at Gestalten.

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