Map of Narnia

Personal project.

I didn’t discover The Chronicles of Narnia as a kid, which is a real shame. It took the movie adaptations to get me interested, and once I started reading I couldn’t put the books down.

On my recent second pass through all the books, I caught a wild hare to make a map. The map in the book was nicely done, but it was based on the movies, which had added some embellished landmarks. I searched around for all the maps I could find and slowly developed what I understood to be the general landscape as described in the books.

Stylistically, I wanted to try something more modern and generally opposite of the hand-drawn aesthetic that most fantasy stories in the vein of Narnia tend to encourage. My Time Motto poster served as inspiration for a darker, more graphical interpretation of the land of Narnia. Serendipitously, I ran across Joshua Blankenship’s Chizzly font around the same time and that bolstered the geometric style.