Fake Maps Are The Best Maps

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Karl Vesterberg is a freelance artist from Sweden who has a particular thing for fictional hand-drawn maps and city illustrations.

This is the kind of work you normally see on a map screen, or board game board, or coffee table guide book, and it is very much my fetish.


In addition to the fantasy stuff, though, Vesterberg has also been working with the National Archives of Sweden in Gothenburg to “produce visual representations that mediate the written and visual source material to Gothenburg’s history from the 17th to 20th century.”

You can see more of Vesterberg’s work at his personal site.


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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.