Frequent guest speaker during the Hartford Contact Periods, John Roman, announced his new book The Art of Illustrated Maps: A Complete Guide to Creative Mapmaking's History, Process and Inspiration, that will be released on October 16, 2015. The book also features the work of alumnus Mario Zucca (c/o 2013).
"You’ll appreciate The Art of Illustrated Maps if:
- You're interested in illustrated conceptual maps
- You want to learn more about creative cartography
- You want examples from illustrators around the world
This is the first book ever to fully explore the fascinating world of "illustrated" conceptual maps. Author and map artist John Roman traces the roots of imaginative mapping from their beginnings over two thousand years ago, and shows us how the human mind is programmed to instinctively relate to the geographic exaggerations illustrated maps are famous for.This book maps the origins and history of creative cartography, analyzes why our brains so easily relate to conceptual maps, presents how professional artists create illustrated maps, and showcases the works of contemporary map illustrators from around the world."