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6 maps to change how you look at the world

Images from A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators & Storytellers show how many ways there are to understand the world and each person’s place in it

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The whimsical, personal aesthetic of Martin Haake’s map of Munich and the city’s most interesting places to visit will make you want to head straight to the Viktualienmarkt, with perhaps a stop at the Ludwigsvorstadt along the way.

Martin Haake from A Map of the World, Copyright Gestalten 2013

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The "Film Map" by the UK based studio Dorothy is loosely based on vintage street maps of Los Angeles, but uses film titles as street and place names, including Jurassic Park and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Dorothy from A Map of the World, Copyright Gestalten 2013

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Joâo Lauro Fonte’s typographic map of London, created for Converse, is a brilliant example of the creative ways to view geography. The red streak of the Thames adds a striking pop of colour to what might otherwise be slightly monotonous.

Joäo Lauro Fonte from A Map of the World, Copyright Gestalten 2013

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The Finnish illustrator Vesa Sammalisto used a gorgeous colour scheme in this map, created for World Design Capital Helsinki, that shows the events and venues sponsored by Harwall Lapin Kultan, a Finnish brewery.

Vesa Sammalisto from A Map of the World, Copyright Gestalten 2013

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The advertising and communications company Young & Rubicam took vintage maps of countries around the world and re-designed them in iconic shapes to promote Azonzo Travel, an Italian tour operator.

Young and Rubicam from A Map of the World, Copyright Gestalten 2013

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A child-like sense of play and discovery is clear in this map by the Japan-based illustrator Masako Kubo, which features areas and attractions that are accessible by train in Kyushu, Japan.

Masako Kubo from A Map of the World, Copyright Gestalten 2013

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