My mom is in the midst of redecorating several rooms of her house and I, on the opposite side of the world, have been trying to help. From picture frames to pillows, I’ve lent my hand via e-mailed opinions and shared links of inspiration. During one of my searches, I stumbled upon designer Robbi Lindeman’s site
Salt Labs. I’m absolutely taken by her map and nautical print pillows. Be sure to check out her recent guest post over at Poppytalk, in which she gives a fabulous tutorial on how to make globe garland.
I’m enchanted by these panoramic maps of Italy from 1704. I’ve only visited Italy in brief, Venice for a day in the summer of 2008, but it’s a country I’d like to devote a lot more time to exploring. I’d love to see the Italy depicted in these maps from the Nouveau Theatre D’Italie by Pieter Mortier (1661-1711), a four volume atlas published in Amsterdam.
(found via Retronaut)
Chicago-based artist Dolan Geiman has some truly great mixed media work, but I’m particularly smitten with his map pieces.
(found via Whorange / images via Dolan Geiman)
I document my travels in a pocket-sized Moleskine cahier. I have one for each country I’ve visited with memories, notes and sketches from my trip. I just might have to switch to using these Mapbooks by Contexture Design. They’re made from 100% recycled paper and the cover features a unique map.
(found via bltd / image via Contexture Design)
Matthew Cusick’s Map Works series is a beautiful intersection of art and cartography. Every single one of his prints is completely captivating.
(found via Elmanco / images via Matthew Cusick)
I adore this illustration by London based artist Thereza Rowe. It’s a small piece of a much bigger map that was complied by different artists to show bike routes in Europe. It appeared in the Russian zine OSDN Magazine.
(Illustration via Thereza Rowe)
Letter press travel-themed quotes on vintage atlas maps by Amy Rice.
(found via Design Is Mine / Images via Amy Rice)
Chicago-based artist Nancy McCabe is the genius behind these typographic world maps. Her maps are not muddled with borders, lines or symbols and contain only soft colors and names of cities, states, countries and other geographical features. They are available in watercolor and black and white on Etsy. I can’t think of a more splendid union between typography and cartography.
(Found via Co.Design / Images via Nancy McCabe)
There is so much great work on L’Affiche Moderne, the French Online gallery that sells “great art for all your walls.” A recent favorite is this Around the World illustration by Julie Mercier.
(Found via All The Mountains / Image via Julie Mercier)
I came across the work of Berlin artist Cristóbal Schmal over on Drawn! and I just loved his Berlin map. All his work has a stunning, vintage tone.