Once or twice a year, we seem to have another roundup of maps on Apartment Therapy. Why is that? Well, obviously because cartography is cool. Plus, even maps designed with a modern slant still always manage to maintain a sense of nostalgia making them a timeless piece of decor for your home. Here is a selection of some of our favorite world and US maps we've seen making the rounds the last few months.
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1 - The Magnetic Future Map designed by Marcus Kirby uses "cylindrical equal area projection" which means the countries are represented in their correct proportional size. This magnetic map, measuring 40" x 79", also comes with small magnets to use as you fancy. Available from DWR for $382.50.
2 - Six different 12x12 screen prints make up this World Map. Available to be customized with combinations of 17 colors, each map is screen printed by hand and then varnished for added protection. Available from Callaghan Art Gallery for $160.
3 - This graphic United States Map is a limited edition print silkscreened by hand in three colors. This map should stay relevant for years to come...or at least until California falls into the ocean. Available from These are Things for $40.
4 - This Places in America Print is a print of a hand painted map by Oliver Jeffers exclusively for the Royal We. Each print comes with 102 pins to chart your path to total American domination. 100 of the pins are orange, one of them is red and one of them is blue. Available from the Royal We for $120.
5 - This minimal and modern World Map features a sleek pinstripe background, a bold compass rose and a selection of major world cities. Printed in solid silver on black paper with a little red and gray thrown in for good measure, this map is 30" x 20". Available from These are Things for $60.