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How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art


How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art Atlas Obscura

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Old maps get a lot of love, and with good reason—with their sea monsters and sheer craftsmanship, they can transport us through both space and time. But although they lack fold-mark furrows, there’s something to be said for new maps, too. Leafing through Mind the Mapa stunning new book from Gestalten, it’s hard not to think we’re living in the middle of a map renaissance, a time when cartographers and illustrators have good design on their minds and satellite data at their fingertips. 

This partnership between math and art allows for representations that are not only technically accurate, but also have a sense of a place.

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Math + Art = Beauty

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