Maps help us understand and navigate the world. In our age of satellite navigation systems and Google Maps, personal interpretations of the geography around us are becoming even more relevant. A Map of the Worldis a compelling collection of work by a new generation of original and sought-after designers, illustrators, and mapmakers.
This work showcases specific regions, characterizes local scenes, generates moods, and tells stories beyond sheer navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects in this updated version range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.
Antonis Antoniou is fascinated by the ways in which material things can be brought to life through immaterial visualizations. He grew up in Cyprus, where he was interested in colors and forms from an early age. When not obsessively designing maps and lists, he makes his living as an architect.
"… an ode to cartography. From detailed artwork to creative interpretations of countries around the world: this book is a treat to the eye."