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    The cover of MAPS unfolds into a poster.

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    Unfolded cover features a portion of the painting World Trade, 2010.

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    The Dark World, hand-pulled silkscreen print, 2007.

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    Metropolitan Campus mural.

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    Tokyo, 2008.

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    Tokyo (detail), 2008.

Paula Scher: MAPS

Posted by Will Hudson,

If you already know your way around Pentagram partner Paula Scher’s portfolio then you’ll need no introduction to her fantastic series of maps. If not, then let us point you in the direction of Princeton Architectural Press and their latest release celebrating the 39 paintings, drawings, prints and environmental installations as well as an introductionary essay by Scher about the influence of her father, a photogrammetic engineer who worked on aerial photography for the U.S. Geological Service in the 1950s and taught her that maps were never totally accurate. How very apt.

For more information and images from the book check out the link below.


Posted by Will Hudson

Will founded It’s Nice That in 2007 and is now director of the company. Once one of the main contributors to the site he has stepped back from writing as the business has expanded. He is a regular guest on the Studio Audience podcast.