The Atlas of Design

A gallery of beautiful and inspiring maps from around the world.

The Atlas of Design is dedicated to showing off some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing cartographic design. Every two years, we publish a new volume of full-color maps, selected from worldwide competition and judged by an expert panel.

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Volume 2

Volume 1

The Atlas aims to inspire readers both within the field of cartography and without toward new understandings of design, and of the power that a well-crafted map can have.

Volume 4 Released

It has been a few weeks since the initial release of the 2018 Atlas of Design at the annual North...

Volume 4 is almost here

Volume 4 is almost here! The books are currently being sewn and cased-in at the bindery, and should be finished...

Pre-orders Update & FAQ

As we are finishing the commentary text, composing the layout, preparing files for the press, and giving interviews with several...

2018 Finalists

We had over 300 total entries for this year’s atlas, which is more than any previous volume! With only 32...