Is it normal for a map to make someone feel grounded? I suppose there are metaphors that can speak both for and against that but I know one this is true: nothing makes me feel more alive than to be surrounded by maps. Perhaps it is the tangible idea that this world is able to be navigated, given the right tools. Perhaps it is the layer of wanderlust that shines under my skin. Or, maybe, it is merely that I think they are beautiful; inherently, perfectly beautiful. There is something about looking at our world, drawn out and organized, that makes me feel like a new person. Add a touch of design and inspired artistry and my heart sings.
When I first spied Sunny Champagne’s “One Colourful World“, I gasped. Given that I am a sucker for maps, I have seen my fair share and appreciate all of the artistry that goes into them. But Pascal Champagne takes it up a notch and I find myself gazing at this piece with such joy, such appreciation, that it is nearly impossible to not feel a sense of renewal. Just in case you aren’t as over the moon for maps as myself, please take some time to peruse the shop and look around. (I’m loving this print for my daughter’s room.) You won’t be disappointed.