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 5

Volume 4

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.

Updates for 2021

Hello, this is Caroline, one of the Atlas of Design editors. I want to give an update on the Atlas...

Volume 5 is shipping

This morning we shipped out the first copies of the Atlas of Design Volume 5! We are very excited to...

Pre-order Volume 5

We are thrilled to announce that pre-orders for the fifth volume of the Atlas of Design are open! Visit...

Volume 5 Finalists Announcement

We had over 450 total entries for this year’s atlas, which is more than any previous volume! After a long...