For those in Philadelphia, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s exhibition Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building is now on on the Third Floor of Parkway Central Library, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.
And their collection includes signed prints of my maps for Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air series!.
The Free Library’s newest exhibition, Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building, is a collaboration between the Map Collection and Children’s Literature Research Collection that explores the creative and artistic choices that mapmakers use to build worlds and enhance storytelling. Traditional maps of real places dating from the 17th century to present, are displayed beside imaginary maps from various genres — fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, and more — to highlight the role artistic and creative decisions play in building and characterizing real and fantastical worlds. Mapping Imagination features tactile maps and an audio narration to supplement your exhibition experience.
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