A map of the world


Maps help us understand and navigate the world. For centuries, maps have become better, more refined, and more precise – there are no blind spots anymore.

While navigation is now most often done with digital tools, contemporary maps have evolved into platforms for cutting-edge illustration, experimental data visualization, and visual storytelling.


A Map of the World is a compelling collection of work by a new generation of original and sought-after designers, illustrators and mapmakers.


This work showcases specific regions, characterises local scenes, generates moods and tells stories beyond mere navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations, the featured projects from around the world range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.


Published by Gestalten Editors: Antonis Antoniou, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, H. Hellige Format: 24.5 x 33 cm Features: 224 pages, full colour, hardcover Language: English ISBN: 978-3-89955-469-4 Price: €39.90 | £35 | $60

Image credits: Mike Lemanski, Russell Bell and Borgamynd.

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