Archie’s Press Map of the Moon


Cartographer: Archie Archambault




Kenneth Field’s Map of Mars: “Is There Life on Mars?”



Cartographer: Kenneth Field

Scale: 1: 20M, printed, 1:73-1:4M digital

Equidistant Cylindrical Projection

Date: 2016

Software: ArcGIS

Digital edition

Feature: customizable topographic color ranges



Quilled Spiral Moon

Artist-cartographer: Jennifer Grier

Title: Spiral Moon

Material, method: 1/4″ paper strips of 4 grey shades rolled into small circles, quilling

Date: 2016

Size: 8″

On display: DPS/EPSC 2016, Pasadena, CA

Awards: Little Circles 3RD Annual Quilling Contest, 2nd place

More information on how it was created


This quilled Moon is the work of lunar scientist – author – artist Jennifer Grier. The background is an actual photograph. In this work, Grier balanced scientific accuracy with design and artistic needs “to evoke the Moon in more of an emotional fashion.”

Different shades are used to represent (from dark to bright) maria, mixed areas, the highlands, and rayed craters.

Images from J. Grier’s blog, used with permission.





Carving Out the Face of the Moon

A relief map of a portion of the Moon / Artist’s book 

Author: Jamie Molaro

Material: PhD Thesis



The author’s comments: “This book is my PhD thesis, which focuses on the breakdown of boulders on the Moon due to diurnal thermally induced stresses, one of many processes that modifies and evolves the Moon’s landscape over time. Lunar topography data is carved into the book’s surface, juxtaposing the science behind this process with the beauty of the landscape it helps to produce. The pages of the thesis also reveal the scientific process, juxtaposing the creation of knowledge with the creation of art. This is the art of science”

Exhibited: DPS/EPSC 2016, Pasadena

Technique: This work was produced with an electronic die-cutting machine that cut each page individually, following the contour lines derived from the digital terrain model data of the LOLA instrument.