I’m a sucker for maps. I’m also a sucker for Northern Europe. In fact, I’m also a sucker for beautiful art books with great illustrations, so it’s really no wonder that I’m bowled over by this beautiful map created by the London-based illustrator Hannah Warren. Commissioned by Phaidon, the map is part of a book about the award-winning Danish restaurant NOMA. Hannah’s illustration really captures the idea of the cold and rugged Nordic landscape and it fits perfectly with the design of the book.
Taking inspiration from the landscape, Hannah says that she decided to use collaged tree bark native to each country to create the illustration. It’s such a great idea and the results are perfect. The map itself shows the locations of NOMA’s suppliers and the journey its owner René Redzepi took to find them.
You can see more work from Hannah on her website. Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine is published by Phaidon and designed by Studio Frith. Make sure to check out this video from the book we featured on the site a couple of months ago.