Volume 2 – Sneak Peak

October 7, 2014






Photos by Caroline Rose

2014 Atlas Available for Pre-Order

August 18, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We’re excited to announce that the 2014 Atlas of Design is now available for pre-order! We’ll be shipping in October, but you should reserve your copy now to make sure we print enough for everyone! Don’t miss your chance to see 32 of the best maps out there today, from top cartographers around the world.

Pre-Order Now!

The Long Proof

August 13, 2014

We printed off a quick proof at the University of Wisconsin Cartography Lab, so we could do one of the last rounds of editing before we send files to the press. It’s about 40 feet long! It’s amazing how much space a book takes up when you arrange all the pages side by side.

Congratulations to Our Finalists

May 19, 2014

We recently finished the challenging task of selecting the maps to be printed in the 2014 Atlas of Design. The upcoming months will be a busy and exciting time, as we’ll be assembling the final contents of the Atlas and preparing it for printing.

To whet your appetite, below is the list of authors whose works will be appearing in this edition of the Atlas. Look through their work if you’re unfamiliar with any of them: they are truly representative of the best contemporary mapmakers from around the globe. As to the specific pieces that will be published… you’ll just have to wait until release day to find out!

Onward to Judging

March 12, 2014

The Call for Submissions for the 2014 edition of the Atlas of Design ended last week. In total, we received nearly 300 submissions, handily outpacing the number received for the first Atlas. The diversity and quality of the maps submitted astounded all of us. A very sincere thank you to everyone who submitted their maps, or helped promote submissions; you make the Atlas the fantastic publication that it is!

Deciding which maps to publish will not be an easy task. Fortunately, we have assembled an all-star team of experts who have volunteered their time and expertise to judge the submissions. They come from a variety of backgrounds: professors, graphics editors, professional designers, and more: it is that diverse carto-savvy that we’ll be relying on to complete the challenging task of curating the maps for this upcoming edition.

For those who submitted, we are still expecting to have all decisions finalized by May 1. In the meantime, meet the judges:

AJ AshtonMapbox
Cameron BoothTransitMaps.tumblr.com
Tanya BuckinghamUniversity of Wisconsin Cartography Lab
Nat CaseINCase, LLC
Josh KlenertHuffington Post
Ginny MasonNational Geographic
Ian MuelenhausUniversity of Wisconsin–La Crosse

Tom PattersonUnited States National Park Service
Margaret PearceUniversity of Kansas
Rob RothUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
Alethea SteingisserUniversity of Oregon
Hans van der MaarelRed Geographics
Tim WallaceNew York Times
Andy WoodruffAxis Maps

2014 Call for Submissions

January 13, 2014

Friends of the Atlas,

We’re very excited to release the Call for Submissions for the 2014 edition of the Atlas of Design! We want to build on the success of the 2012 edition and produce an even better volume the second time around. We hope you’ll help us create a great showcase of maps by submitting your work, and by spreading the word around to other mapmakers!

For more information, visit atlasofdesign.org/call!

Photos of Volume I

December 17, 2013

As part of our website redesign, our colleague Caroline Rose took some really great photographs of Volume I. They’re wonderful, but we don’t have room on the main page to show all of them, so we wanted to share a few more of them here.