About the authors: Andrew DeGraff attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and also teaches there. His clients include Kellogg’s, Visa, Gap Kids, Bed Bath & Beyond, The New York Times, and The New York Observer. He now makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Daniel Harmon is a former staff writer for Brokelyn.com, an occasional essayist on the topic of Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room, and the author of the book Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild,
and Make It Through the Holidays
Praise for Plotted:
*A 2015 Booklist YA Editor’s Choice Pick
“A map is worth a thousand words. San Francisco-based illustrator Andrew DeGraff has created 19 idiosyncratic and highly detailed maps based on the landscapes and locales in popular literature, from Odysseus’ punishingly circuitous route to the time continuum of ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’” –Wall Street Journal
“Plotted, at first glance, is merely beautiful—gorgeous multipage maps, drawn by DeGraff, of Frederick Douglass’ Eastern Shore and the rabbits’ warrens of Watership Down. But as you read DeGraff’s clever accompanying essays, you realize that what you’re holding is actually quite an innovative work of literary criticism, offering new ways of looking at books and stories that seemed entirely familiar.”—Slate
“[A] stunningly illustrated collection of maps. . . allows readers a unique look at their favorite fictional worlds. . . The perfect package for you, or the perfect gift for that literature lover in your life.”—A.V. Club
“These brilliant literary maps will help you understand your favorite book.” –Smithsonian.com
“[B]eautiful maps that enhance classic works like Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in
Time, Watership Down, A Christmas Carol, among others, while standing on their own as storytelling pieces.”—Tor.com
“This is a rewarding excursion across the literary landscape that will be cherished by map enthusiasts as well as bibliophiles.” Starred review in Publishers Weekly
“Playing with aerial perspectives, proportions, and cut-away views, DeGraff fits a stunning amount of narrative and atmospheric information into his spirited, detailed visualizations, each in a style perfectly, if completely unexpectedly, suited to the tale. .. A unique, display-ready volume of great allure and pleasure.” Starred review in Booklist
“The maps in Plotted bring each story to life in a way that only visual representation—put together by a rich imagination—could, and will inspire you to return to these literary classics to rediscover their gorgeous, multidimensional worlds. A must-have addition for any book-lover’s library.”—Foreword
“Andrew DeGraff . . . has created a book of literary maps that any book addict will love,” says BuzzFeed.
“Andrew DeGraff combines imaginative artistic skill and a cartographer’s ability to visualize space in a stunning series of book-based maps,” says Mental Floss.
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pulp; Original edition (October, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-86-7