Persuasive Cartography: The PJ Mode Collection

Collaborator: PJ Mode, Katherine Reagan

Art, Architecture, and Planning, 2015

This project digitizes and makes available a collection of “persuasive cartography,” maps primarily intended to send a message, to influence the opinion of the viewer, rather than to communicate “objective” geographic information (Tyner 1974). Maps of this sort have also been described as “suggestive cartography,” “rhetorical cartography” and “propaganda maps” (a less apt term, because the word “propaganda” has become a pejorative).

Persuasive Maps Website