Detours of Delight

Maps to Get Lost In: Artists and Writers Make Crazy Cartographers

Commission maps by imaginative people, and you can guarantee that not only will they send you on the scenic route but that they will redefine the scenic route while they’re at it. That’s what happened when a publisher asked 16 artists and writers to design a boxful of maps.

Commission maps by imaginative people, and you can guarantee that not only will they send you on the scenic route but that they will redefine the scenic route while they’re at it. That’s what happened when a publisher asked 16 artists and writers to design a boxful of maps.

How to be Good When You’re Lost by Shelia Heti + Mineo

Ghost Pots- Joe Dunthorne

Nature’s Valley by John Simpson

Tablescapes by Leanne Shapton

Roads Not Taken by Peter Turchi

My Atlases by Will Wiles

Subtle Nows by Olafur Eliasson

Map of a Lost Soul by Chloe Aridjis

The Paper Route Empire by Denis Wood

Places I’ve Nearly Been To But Have Not by Adam Thirlwell

A Map of Six Impossible Things by Lila Azam Zanganeh

The Lunar Hamsters of 8G-932 by Tao Lin

Swings of Harlem by Valeria Luiselli

You Are Here by James Bridle

The Bay Out of Chetlenham by Geoff Dyer

On the Pleasure of Maps by Alain De Botton