Illustrator Andrew DeGraff thinks about films differently to you and I: he sees them as giant maps of physical locations, just waiting to be explored. Can you work out which films these wonderful treasure maps drawn by DeGraff are supposed to represent?
Painted in gouache with line drawing to give definition, they look just like vintage treasure maps of iconic movies. You can trace a route round the entire film, seeing the path through the locations which each character took. DeGraff explained to WIRED:
“I've always been a little obsessed with scale models, and I think that feeling of a precious, complete, little recreation is what the maps embody. Taking these big sweeping stories and packaging them into these paintings allows them to be absorbed in a flash, but also to be explored over time. Rather than being like infographics, they end up being much more like toys made from the plot of the films.”
1. “Paths of Empire” based on Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
2. “Paths of Temple” based on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
3. “Path of Shaun” based on Shaun of the Dead
4. “North by Northwest Passage “ based on North by Northwest
Image by Andrew DeGraff