Friday 19 April 2013

Geo Graphic - A Book for Map Lovers

I meant to blog about this last week but didn't get around to it.
I received my copy of 'Geo Graphic - A book for Map Lovers' last week all the way fro Spain. It's published by as Spanish publisher - Index Books - who seem to specialise in creative and inspirational publications and they asked Angus at Snowhome and myself many months ago if they could feature the Word Maps. We of course said yes as it looked like it was going to be an interesting book to be a part of.
The book looks at cartography and the development of the map as an essential symbol of design. As I discovered when I did my talk for the BCS last month maps are increasingly used not only for their simple cartographic uses but in all sorts of different and fascinating creative uses and applications. Many people are turning to the map form and interpretations of the map to inspire new and exciting projects. Maps have always been used to categorise and catalogue the world around us and are a fantastic tool to categorise and catalogue information and ideas for design purposes also.

There are great examples of some maps in the books by fellow creative people and collectives.

The examples above are Armelle Caron & Nancy Goodman Lawrence.

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