Every once in a while you come across a map that is a work of art in itself. The amazing minimalist maps below by Michael Pecirno, a London-based designer, fit this description.
Using data from the USDA, Pecirno has mapped the lower 48 states by picturing just one single subject, and nothing else – no political borders or backgrounds. The project aims to show how richly detailed single-subject maps can give people a new way to understand their landscape, Pecirno says.
Can you guess what Pecirno is picturing in the minimalist maps below? To make it easier, we’ve given you a few options to choose from.