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Images from A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators & Storytellers show how many ways there are to understand the world and each person’s place in it

The whimsical, personal aesthetic of Martin Haake’s map of Munich and the city’s most interesting places to visit will make you want to head straight to the Viktualienmarkt, with perhaps a stop at the Ludwigsvorstadt along the way.

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The "Film Map" by the UK based studio Dorothy is loosely based on vintage street maps of Los Angeles, but uses film titles as street and place names, including Jurassic Park and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Joâo Lauro Fonte’s typographic map of London, created for Converse, is a brilliant example of the creative ways to view geography. The red streak of the Thames adds a striking pop of colour to what might otherwise be slightly monotonous.

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The Finnish illustrator Vesa Sammalisto used a gorgeous colour scheme in this map, created for World Design Capital Helsinki, that shows the events and venues sponsored by Harwall Lapin Kultan, a Finnish brewery.

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The advertising and communications company Young & Rubicam took vintage maps of countries around the world and re-designed them in iconic shapes to promote Azonzo Travel, an Italian tour operator.

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A child-like sense of play and discovery is clear in this map by the Japan-based illustrator Masako Kubo, which features areas and attractions that are accessible by train in Kyushu, Japan.

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