Other kinds of literary maps

Not as quantified and far more whimsical than Moretti’s maps, the drawings created by Andrew DeGraff (who’s described as a ‘pop cartographer’) cover a so-called atlas of literary maps. Check them out here, along with a time lapse video of his creative process. As he is quoted in the article, “These are maps for people who seek to travel beyond the lives and places they already know (or think they know). The goal here isn’t to become found, but only to become more lost.” I don’t know that Moretti would think his maps were that useful, and I don’t imagine that they would qualify as a DH project, but I bet DeGraff discovered these texts in new ways in the process of creating these visualizations. At the very least, he probably had to do some close reading.