map as art

Botanical Tapestry by Vanessa Barragão, 2019

Artist Creates Tapestry of the World

Elizabeth Borneman

An artist from Portugal named Vanessa Barragão has created a unique map tapestry of the world  inspired by nature.

Rooster from Twelve Animals by Kentaro Nagai

Turning the Continents of the World into Animals

Caitlin Dempsey

Kentaro Nagai continues the tradition of envisioning"maps as animals" and reworks the continents as part of his artistic piece from 2007 entitled, "The Twelve Animals."

Hong Kong from LANDCARPET.

LANDCARPET: Turning Satellite Imagery into Carpets

Caitlin Dempsey

This Austrian architect who now lives in Beijing, China has turned his love of the view from above into carpeting made from 100% New Zealand wool.

A crumbled street map of the city of London, England.

Crumpled Maps and Backward Globes

Rebecca Maxwell

Palomar, an Italian company, innovates map and globe design with unique features like crumpled maps, Odnom globes, and pin city/world maps.

Map as Art

Caitlin Dempsey

There are many amazing examples of artists who turn to cartography and geography for inspiration. Whether through the lens of ...