I have an uncanny love of maps.

In my last place you might have seen the photo of the shelf I had adorned with maps/photos and things that I love. I’m not sure where the love first came into play but maybe from all the family trips we’d take and we’d pull out the map to see just how we were going to get from home to ______. I always loved reading them or laughing about the silly names and the colours or the way they’d depict the mountainous regions. Planning out stops along the road for food, bathroom breaks or to take in an exciting experience.

Whatever the case. I still love maps. I had framed a few pieces out of an old world atlas of places I’d dreamt about. The cities in the world that have at one point or another made my heart leap, places I want to return to or to reside. In an effort to further my love of maps I had created a map of BC out of nails and string because it’s my home and I love it and I love art and projects. Then there was an old bromoil print of Karl Marx street in Dnepro., Ukraine. I love history, I love Europe, I love exploration and I love that when you travel the world you get to experience a place with history and you become part of a living history. I decided to look at how others are treating maps, whether an interpretation of a map or the use of old maps. Cartography and geography are just so fascinating!

Hope you like my collection. I might have to make these “case-studies” into a more regular thing on the blog. Who doesn’t need a reason to create and inspiration board once in a while!?

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  • RickNovember 6, 2011 - 01:54

    I need to give you a map of Southern France when you come home! Some of my friends in the publishing industry have told me you are very talented!ReplyCancel

  • » Vine and the OliveNovember 17, 2011 - 04:51

    […] this year as I rediscover myself anew. In case you missed my love of cartography/maps see my post from Nov. 4th. Part of it I think is that for a season I felt like I was a boat lost at sea, […]ReplyCancel

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