The Svalbard archipelago, high in the Arctic, has no trees. Rendered in North Polar Stereographic with just the right contrast between bathymetry and topography, the island of Spitsbergen is transformed into a thick copse of forest! Perhaps we have found the mythical Yggdrasil, the tree connecting the 9 worlds.
Or maybe, just a pretty map. This ironic poster – translating in English to ‘Svalbard trees’ – brings a symbolised forest made of treeless islands to your wall.
Bathymetric data from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAOv4), and topography from ASTER GDEMv3. Rendered with QGIS, Inkscape and love on thick and durable matte paper.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality