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Design August, 23 2010

“A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association” Book

The Hand Drawn Map Association delivers this fascinating book which looks the tossed aside world of personal map making – From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map AssociationA Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association Book.

Here’s Amazon’s take on “It’s a situation we are all acquainted with: planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city, you draw yourself a rudimentary map with detailed directions. In March 2008, graphic designer Kris Harzinski founded the Hand Drawn Map Association in order to collect just such drawings of the everyday. Fascinated by these accidental records of a moment in time, he soon amassed a wide variety of maps, ranging from simple directions to fictional maps, to maps of unusual places, including examples drawn by well-known historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Shackleton, and Alexander Calder… From Here to ThereA Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association Book celebrates these ephemeral documents usually forgotten or tossed aside after having served their purpose giving them their due as artifacts representing stories from people’s lives around the world.”

Available for pre-order from AmazonA Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association Book.

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