The Atlas of Design

A gallery of beautiful and inspiring maps from around the world. Volume II is currently for sale. We are working on Volume III!

Purchase Volume II now!

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.

We have selected our finalists for the 2016 Edition of the Atlas of Design!

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. Take a look at Volume I and Volume II.

Materials & The American Printing Co.

While we coordinate with our finalists and begin organizing the maps into their final arrangement we are working hard with...

2016 Judging is Complete

After opening our third call for submissions in January this year, we and the judging committee reviewed nearly 250 maps....

2016 Submission deadline extended!

The deadline for the 2016 submissions has been extended until the end of Friday, March 3rd! We have seen...

2016 Call for Submissions!

Greetings cartographers! Four years have passed since the original call to be a part of the Atlas of Design, and...