"Today it has become cool to get passionate about geography" (Slate.fr)
Only a few people could make a map centuries ago: they drew it with great attention to the details by hand, and not many could read or use it. Cartography has known a golden age in the last 20 years with the development of location-based services, spatial data management and visualization software. Born along with mathematics and astronomy, in practice cartography has always been a state-of-the-art science in communication and design.
Mapospheres is a brand new company that aims to make representations of the World more captivating and even more diverse. Depicting our planet is a call for exploration. It is moreover a way to say that we won't accept to spoil its aesthetic beauty. In a way, cartography is a form of activism.
Mapospheres pays close attention to making the "Places" you live in more visible for their aesthetics but also for their sentimental value. Most studies reveal that the places and environments we live in take up a central part in our life and determine parts of who we are. We should therefore remember them properly and our high-quality posters printed on satin paper or fine canvas will celebrate your favorite places in the rooms you are living in!
Let's make maps and location more prevalent in our society.
They talk about us (in French):
He is the man who thought it was a great idea
... and no one dared to tell him it wasn't. Stephane has a strong background in map making. But patience doesn't exactly fit him. Map business helped him in channeling his appetite for new spaces and is a clever workaround so far !