Round Islands and Îles Rondes of the United States and Canada

November 2017
1st Place (Black & White), WLIA 2018

There are, it turns out, quite a lot of islands called "Round Island" — despite most of them being not very round. I gathered all the ones I could find in the US & Canada and juxtaposed them on the same poster.

This is an exploration of geographic forms. The forces of nature have constructed a variety of intriguing shapes, the aesthetics of which are just as important to a map’s appearance as the cartographer’s choice of color, typography, etc. I have sometimes browsed (and made) maps mainly to appreciate the particular shape of a coastline, path of a river, or some other geographic form.

You can read more, or download (or buy!) a copy, on my blog.