It could be argued that maps can be seen as mundane and ordinary. However, they are important in helping us to understand the world, our place within it and as a means of visually understanding and exploring detailed information.
This project emerged from the theme of ‘Making the Ordinary Extraordinary’. The theme sparked my imagination as I saw the potential for developing a project which allowed exploration into the discovery of knowledge in a visually stimulating way. This notion, when paired with my own fascination with maps was instrumental in the development of the brief for this project.
The brief was to create a series of illustrative and informative maps for a new book; Maps Reimagined. The books aim is to open up a new and exciting world of maps that extends beyond the conventional and embraces the imaginative. I created a series of mixed media maps which explored ‘extraordinary’ people through the creation of maps based on their successes and achievements.