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66 Map-Inspired Designs

From 8-Bit Cartography Kilts to Planetary Cereal Treats

— September 2, 2015 — Art & Design
These map-inspired items make cartography into art. The watercolor shades of antique atlases and the geometric patterns of topography provide inspiration for so many creative design ideas. This collection contains map-inspired clothing, furniture, home decor ideas and even food.

From the many variations of globe lighting to purses covered in maps of the Toronto transit system, people love to use map-inspired objects to express nostalgia, worldliness or even an attachment to a particularly city, country or neighborhood.

Maps can be used to commemorate the locale of a specific event. For a wedding, for example, maps of the place of the couple's first meeting can be cut into heart-shaped confetti. Map-inspired decor and clothing is also often used to mark the places that the owner or wearer has traveled to.
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Topographic Pirate Cakes
Topographic Pirate Cakes
This 3D Cake Design is an Edible Treasure Map Perfect for Buccaneers
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Ballistic Matchstick Map Art
Ballistic Matchstick Map Art
Everything is Ending Shows the World Literally Burning Down
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Globe-Centered Cabinets
Globe-Centered Cabinets
Studio Job Fits a Cabinet with a Foam Globe in the Middle
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Typographic World Cushions
Typographic World Cushions
These Map of the World Pillow Designs are Great for Adventurers
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Astounding Altered Atlas Art
Astounding Altered Atlas Art
Spanish Painter Fernando Vicente Reimagines Maps as Pieces of Art
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Floral Map Installations
Floral Map Installations
The Jessie L. Pittard Displays Merge Road Guides with DIY Art
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DIY Map Envelopes
DIY Map Envelopes
This Simple DIY Project Will Have You Sending Mail in Style
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Toronto Commuter Couture
Toronto Commuter Couture
Jimmy Choo's TTC Clutch Will Be Available at Their Yorkdale Location
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Personalized Neighborhood Mats
Personalized Neighborhood Mats
The 'I Am Here' Map Familiarizes Kids with Their Surroundings
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Intricate Map Pendants
Intricate Map Pendants
Urban Gridded Dogtag Jewelry by Aminimal Studio Features Over 120 Cities
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Abstract Landmass Paintings
Abstract Landmass Paintings
Permutations on Iron by Tobias Tovera is Artistically Rusty
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Topographic Present Paper
Topographic Present Paper
This Wrapping Paper is Creatively Designed to Look Like a Historic Map
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Weatherman-Inspired Shoes
Weatherman-Inspired Shoes
The Nike KD7 Weatherman Pays Homage to Weather Green Screens
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Mapped Geography Accessories
Mapped Geography Accessories
The Panacea Necklace from Designer Melody Eshani is Worldly
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Navigation Aiding Neckties
Navigation Aiding Neckties
The Bluebelland Map Tie Hides a Silken Subway Map on its Underside
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Romantic Topography Confetti
Romantic Topography Confetti
This Wedding Confetti is Made From Heart-Shaped Maps
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International Coffee Branding
International Coffee Branding
The Coffeepolitan Branding Overhaul Features a Worldly Theme
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Colorful Butterfly Maps
Colorful Butterfly Maps
Wendy Gold's Butter Fly Maps are Beautiful and Charming
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Topographic Fragrance Displays
Topographic Fragrance Displays
PERCH Interactive Creates Digital Perfume Branding for Kiehl's
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Topographical Electronic Straps
Topographical Electronic Straps
The World Map Camera Strap is not for the Directionally Challenged
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Cartographic Tissue Paper
Cartographic Tissue Paper
This Postale Tissue Wrap Design is Artisanal and Vintage-Inspired
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Seamstress-Inspired Planetary Office Decor
Seamstress-Inspired Planetary Office Decor
Button Globes by Robin Ayers Feminizes the Work Staple
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Bottle Cap Brew Maps
Bottle Cap Brew Maps
Beer Cap Maps Highlight the Craft Beer Scene Across the USA
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Creatively Folded Cartography
Creatively Folded Cartography
Origami Map Were Made to Prompt Business's Google Maps Registration
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Folksy Vintage Artwork
Folksy Vintage Artwork
This John Fellows Illustration Series is Unique and Full of Character
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8-Bit Cartography Kilts
8-Bit Cartography Kilts
The Map of Hyrule Skirt is Designed for Fashionable Zelda Superfans
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Minimalist Travel Maps
Minimalist Travel Maps
The 'Go! World' Personal Maps Help You Document Your Adventures in Style
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Typographic Egg Maps
Typographic Egg Maps
This Tiny Map Expands When Squeezed to Show Close-Up Directions
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Fashion Capital-Inspired Shoes
Fashion Capital-Inspired Shoes
These Nike Women's Shoes Are Inspired By Global Fashion Capitals
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Metropolis Map Accessories
Metropolis Map Accessories
This Cuff Bracelet from Etsy Boast a Vintage New York City Map
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Sculptural Topographic Calendars
Sculptural Topographic Calendars
Land Rover Promotes Off-Roading in a Chic and Artistic Way
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Planet-Celebrating Pastries
Planet-Celebrating Pastries
The Earth Cake by Beth Klosterboer Captures the Beauty of the Globe
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Wanderlust Globe Lighting
Wanderlust Globe Lighting
The Q-ball Connection Lamp is Made for Travel Junkies
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Tourist Map Tattoos
Tourist Map Tattoos
Cat Dunn Has Created Temporary Tatts To Guide Visitors Around Cities
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Illuminating Globe Lights
Illuminating Globe Lights
The City Lights Globe Lamp Illuminates Various Cities at Night
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Canadian Topography Decor
Canadian Topography Decor
The National Design Collective’s Coaster Creations Evoke National Pride
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Subway Map Typography
Subway Map Typography
Pauline Detavernier Used European Transit to Create Colorful Alphabets
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Monumental Geometric Graphic Maps
Monumental Geometric Graphic Maps
This Map of U.S.A is Depicted in Flat Shapes
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Meticulously Prestigious Globes
Meticulously Prestigious Globes
Replogle Introduces its Meticulously Detailed Luxurious Glob
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Globetrotter-Inspired Hotels
Globetrotter-Inspired Hotels
The Parisian Hotel Du Continent's Rooms Are Designed After Continents
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Geography-Inspired Mirrors
Geography-Inspired Mirrors
This Country Mirror is Shaped like the United States of America
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Mapped-Out Alcohol Tees
Mapped-Out Alcohol Tees
This Funny Drinking Tee Will Give You a Lesson in Geography
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Magical Earth Globe Lights
Magical Earth Globe Lights
The Ululi Ulula Suspension Lamp Takes You Back to Nature
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Fill-In Travel Map Tattoos
Fill-In Travel Map Tattoos
This Tattoo Outlines Your Travels in Permanent Detail
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Time Zone-Themed Rugs
Time Zone-Themed Rugs
This Funky Rug Design Will Portray Your Wanderlust
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Treasure Map Chocolate Branding
Treasure Map Chocolate Branding
Marou's Chocolate Bar Packaging is the 'X' That Marks the Spot
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Geographic Beer Glasses
Geographic Beer Glasses
The Street Map Pint Glasses Features Streets Of Your City
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Rosy Map Murals
Rosy Map Murals
This Pink Colored World Map Wall Mural is the Perfect Decor for Travel Lovers
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Map-Embedded Bottles
Map-Embedded Bottles
Etnia Fragrances Packaging Features the Blueprint of Each Aromatic Metropolis
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Planetary Cereal Treats
Planetary Cereal Treats
This Earth Globe Rice Krispies Dessert is Filled with a Candy Surprise
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Youthful Topography Attire
Youthful Topography Attire
The MAREUNROL’S Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook is Map-Accented
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Typographic Continental Decals
Typographic Continental Decals
The Different World Wall Stickers Spells Out Each Country
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Wizardly Smartphone Protectors
Wizardly Smartphone Protectors
The Marauders Map iPhone Case is Perfect for Harry Potter Fans
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Symbolic Pearl Necklaces
Symbolic Pearl Necklaces
These Pearl Necklaces Show That the World is Your Oyster
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Globe-Embedded Speakers
Globe-Embedded Speakers
Play the Music of the World with the Globe Stereo System
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Topographic Stationary Collections
Topographic Stationary Collections
Julia Kostreva's Golden Year Collection is Inspired by Nature
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Pop Culture Pants Collections
Pop Culture Pants Collections
Company Poprageous Creates a Variety of Pop Culture Leggings
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Customized Coloring Luggage
Customized Coloring Luggage
These Luggage Pieces Allow Consumers to Track Their Travels in Color
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Etched Glass Map Pints
Etched Glass Map Pints
Never Get Lost Again Using These Fun Beer Glasses with Streetmaps
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Projection Mapped Jewelry
Projection Mapped Jewelry
Tactum by MadLab Uses Interactive Projections to Design Bracelets
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Heat-Sensitive Map Mugs
Heat-Sensitive Map Mugs
The Heat-Sensitive Day and Night Mug Wakes the World Up With You
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Urban Topography Furnshings
Urban Topography Furnshings
Ciudad Domestica by Javier Pena Ibanez Brings the City Indoors
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Demurly Etched Hosiery Collections
Demurly Etched Hosiery Collections
The Calzedonia Spring Summer 2014 Leggings are Smoking Hot
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World Wallpaper Art
World Wallpaper Art
This World Map Wall Mural is Perfect for Geographers and Travelers
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Romantically Engraved Chopping Boards
Romantically Engraved Chopping Boards
These Custom Cutting Boards Make a Great Gift for Loved Ones
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Whimsical Vintage Restaurants
Whimsical Vintage Restaurants
One Could Easily Get Lost in this Wonderful Theme Restaurant
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