Slivers of an Ancient Forest

The Northwoods are as fundamental to the cultural identity of the Upper Midwest as lakes and mosquitos. I made this National Geographic-inspired poster map for GEOG 370: Intro to Cartography. It tells the story of what the Northwoods used to be, as well as what they might one day become.

This map is featured in the NACIS Atlas of Design Vol. VI, a biennial collection of outstanding cartography. It took the top spot in the 2022 NACIS Student Map and Poster Competition, and it won the 2021 CaGIS Arthur Robinson Award for best print map.