Map away

Posted 3rd November 2011 • By Design Indaba • Topic Graphic Design & Illustration • Category Design Snippets in News
MAPS is a wonderful collection of cartographical pieces created by Paula Scher over the past 20 years.
Cover image.
Cover image.
India.
India.
Tsunami.
Tsunami.
Africa.
Africa.
China.
China.
Global climate.
Global climate.
South America.
South America.

For almost 20 years now Paula Scher has been painting and drawing maps.

Her cartographical creations all reflect the world as she sees it, many of them subtly commenting on the world of information overload in which we find ourselves today.

In a new book, MAPS, Scher presents 39 highly detailed and very personal maps she created.

More than just a maps, Scher’s paintings brilliantly combine image and type in a way that makes one reconsider the surface area of the world.

Depicting cities, countries and continents, the clolourful paintings are interspersed with information ranging from place names to cultural commentary.

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Paula Scher is a graphic designer and partner at Pentagram.