I’ve always loved maps - I like to know where I am, what’s around me, where is the sea and the nearest mountain. Then I developed an interest for illustrative maps and historical ones.
I imagine these people travelling the land, drawing rivers and hills, defining territories for this clan and this one for this lord. I imagine them taking the boat for the first time, making a step in the unknown to find somewhere new. Extending their map of the world, finding new countries.
I believe we can tell a lot from people via their map, their view, vision and perspecitve of the world then and now.
Two weeks ago, I was in Reykavik and came across this map shop. Each map represents a capital city, pure design, simplicity, clean and some standardisation in the colour, style and visualisation of each diverse landscape. A truly modern vision living in the present.
Last week, I was in Rome, the contrast is quite interesting and tells something about the two different cultures. A messy shop, surrounded by history, living in history, in the preservation and love of this past...