The Theatre: Mapmaker

Readers of FORTUNE have long admired its lively, accurate maps, which by skillful use of color and three-dimensional perspective make a country jut up from the printed page as though it were in relief. Wiry, kinetic Richard Edes Harrison, their maker, drifted into cartography via scientific and architectural training and seven years of industrial design. Last week an exhibition of his maps went on display at Yale University.

Mapmaker Harrison thinks that most mapmakers are: 1) too tradition-bound, 2) lacking in color sense. He grades the type on his own maps to help...

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