Maps have long been the purview of the field of illustration, from imaginative maps illustrating fantastical journeys, to informative maps that guide tourists through their destinations. As an illustrator, I’ve had a long fascination with maps, illustrating maps of amusement parks as a kid, and also appreciating how illustrations of maps contribute to storytelling. The maps at the beginning of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings give necessary grounding to the complicated geographies of these tales. Similarly, the world maps used in games such as Risk and Diplomacy also provide a way of inserting us into the story…

Catherine A. Moore

Illustrator : Assistant Professor of Art : ATLien @catamooreart

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