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About

headshot MapHugger is the brainchild of Wisconsin-based cartographer/graphic designer, Martin Elmer.

The blog is a reaction to the stuffy way maps tend to be both designed and discussed. Mapmaking is a fascinating and diverse art form with a rich history and a social significance that is easy to take for granted. The mission of MapHugger was to explore maps that push the boundaries of cartography: what maps can look like, what their subject matter can be, how they can be made, what they can accomplish. In short: to celebrate artful cartography.


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