1 Apr 2014

All Mapped Out

Cartography has long established itself as a sub-element of Fine Art in its own right, by going beyond the initial purpose of geographical representation. Some maps, in fact, have been designed with no other purpose than to look pretty on the cover of a magazine or to sit pretty on a wall, with the geometry patterns of a city or country abstracted, colours and infographic-style landmark symbols maxed out and applied in a Naïf Art style to reinterpret a place that pops out to greet you. The result is pretty... stunning!

Source: (1) 'Milan' and (2) 'New Delhi' Art Prints by Jazzberry Blue, via Society6. (3) 'Glasgow Map' by Khuan+Ktron for Intro Magazin and (4) 'Olympic Golf Rio 2016' by Khuan+Ktron for Omega. (5) 'The Future of Thailand' (Commissioned by Winkreative for Monocle) by Chinapat Yeukprasert, via Behance. (6) Thailand Map by Hey for Monocle. (7) 'Oklahoma State Map' Art Print by Bri.buckley, via Society6.

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