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The Atlas of Design Is Back, With More Wonderfully Funky Maps – WIRED

The Magnificent Bears of the Glorious Nation of Finland, by Finnish designer Annukka Makijarvi, is an important map. What it does convey, with colorful illustrations of bears that Makijarvi smooshed together into the shape of Finland, is the population density of ursine species throughout the Scandinavian country. That doesn’t mean Atlas abandons science or accuracy once the books editors whittled the entries to 100, they gave them to a panel of judges that included experts on topics like terrain, data visualization, web development, and publishing. The book praises fresh perspectives.

The Atlas of Design Is Back, With More Wonderfully Funky Maps – WIRED