Modern Contemporary Design


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.”


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.

You may also like

Some poetic illustrations of cabins, halfway between realism and fantasy, by Cruschiform.

How We Work, a book about the avant-garde of Dutch design

Native-Nordic: René Redzepi

Leave a Reply

Advertising directly on MOCO LOCO is quick, simple, precisely targeted and cost-effective: learn more