A New Cartographic Style for a New Age

Traditional cartography is a stylistic remnant of Western Civilization's age of exploitation, when our planet was viewed as a mere object to be exploited. As such, maps tend to depict the planetary surface as a make-believe abstraction with no particular beauty or importance.
Willem & Joan Blaeu, 1659, left. National Geographic, 2024, right.
My cartography arises from the emerging age of appreciation, in which Western Civilization is relearning what traditional cultures never forgot: our planet is beautiful and existentially important. As such, my work lovingly illustrates the planetary surface as the real place it is, and brings you a greater sense of our planet’s arrangement, beauty and importance.
Essential Geography of the United States of America.