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 3

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.

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...

April Update

Map selection and pre-orders are in the works! We know that the entrants are anxious to know whether their maps...

Volume 4 submissions are closed

Submissions for Volume 4 of the Atlas of Design are now closed. We have over 300 entries! That’s more than...