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Escape the Ordinary – through literary maps

Today is the eighth installment of the Escape the Ordinary fun day Friday series!  This week explores “Literary maps.”  Many book lovers over the years have taken it upon themselves to map out various aspects in books.  Each example is unique and beautifully crafted. 

Some of these maps chart out where various authors come from and lived, to where the stories take place, or plot the travels of famous literary characters.

One of the most recent examples is created by Andrew DeGraff, a New York illustrator.  He has created an “incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps, all inspired by literary classics, [which] offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds.  DeGraff’s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes.”  His maps are a mix of abstract and fantastical with real existing places.  His book, Plotted: A Literary Atlas comes out this October, and is guaranteed to provide a fresh perspective on classic stories.

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, illustrated by Andrew DeGraff. Photo courtesy of Zest Books

 

 

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