Geographic Paper Love

Confession: my love for maps and geographic art goes well beyond the city I call home.  Yesterday I featured some DC-themed paper art, so today I thought it’d be fun to step outside of our nation’s capital.  Perhaps this is my urban planning background talking, but I’ll admit: I go weak in the knees for a great map or some artistic place-based imagery.

LuciasArt’s City Art Map series makes my heart go pitter-patter.

These graphic city skyline prints from Bugsy and Sprite are so fun and punchy.  (And I couldn’t resist a hometown Raleigh shout out!)

One Canoe Two’s state series is the perfect way to show your state pride and get your letterpress on at the same time.  I adore their breezy style. (Also: Shoutout to Nole’s home state!)

I’m a huge fan of the letterpress state bird series from Dutch Door Press.  I’ve given two of them as gifts… and both elicited big ooh’s and aah’s.

I’m currently working with BugUnderGlass on a collection of maps for my dining room.  Their vintage maps framed with preserved butterflies are simply gorgeous… a little bit of a magic on the wall, don’t you think. (Related: I wouldn’t mind fluttering away to Australia one of these days…)

- Maggie

{images via their respective sources}

  1. I adore a map and the oh so many possibilities of how to manipulate them into personal keepsakes. Thanks for the inspirations.

  2. i love all your choices but i reaallllyy love the first one. and the last one too.

    there is a huge dc map in the window of a frame shop down the street that i’ve been eying for 6 months now. someday i’ll go in and ask about it..

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