Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Pop Art Map

Here's a new map style to add to your collection of favorite base maps. I think its safe to assume that the Lichtenstein map is inspired by the famous pop art painter and not the German municipality of the same name.

The map emulates Roy Lichtenstein's use of thick outlines, bold colors and copious dots. It's also the second map I've seen to successfully use the much maligned Comic Sans as the font for the map labels.

The map is the work of Katie Kowalsky, a cartography student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was designed in Mapbox Studio, the popular map design tool, which was also used to create the The Woodcut MapSpace Station EarthThe Pencil Map and the The Pirate Map.

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