Submissions for Volume 5 are now closed. Thank you to all who contributed their work!

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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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 5 submissions are closed

Submissions for Volume 5 of the Atlas of Design are closed, and we have over 450 entries. We are amazed...

Volume 5 is in the works

We are now beginning work on the fifth volume of the Atlas of Design! We plan to release Volume 5...

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...