French artist Sabine Réthoré works with maps and globes from a different perspective. Her globes frequently spin the world on a different axis; in her maps, north is often not up. Below: Lovely Place 3, 2005-2007.
Author Lev Grossman interviews Roland Chambers, the artist who created the maps for his novels The Magicians and The Magician King (forthcoming).
Meanwhile, illustrator Mike Schley writes to share a link to maps he produced for children’s books.
Cycle Lifestyle’s London Cycle Map a bicycle map of London designed by Simon Parker in the style of Beck’s tube map, is one of six winners of the 2011 GeoVation challenge. The award came with £6,000 in funding. Here’s a list of all the GeoVation award winners.