Grootens Wins Design Award for Four Atlases

Books by Joost Grootens Via webmapper, news that Dutch designer Jost Grootens has won the 2009 Rotterdam Design Prize for the design of four books: The Big KAN Atlas, the Limes Atlas, the Metropolitan World Atlas, and the Vinex Atlas. Alice Rawsthorn, who served on the prize jury, wrote in the International Herald Tribune last month: “By reassessing the type of information we might like to find in an atlas, and experimenting with different ways of depicting it, Mr. Grootens has created a beautiful series of books that give us a richer, clearer picture of the places we are looking up than we ever could hope to find on the Internet.”