If you’ve lived here for a while, the geography of San Francisco is easy to picture in your head—a little peninsula jutting out of the bottom with two bridges and a few islands. But a map doesn’t have to just be a map. Artists can bring that relatively simple depiction to life, carving out landmarks and neighborhoods of their choosing while imbuing the bird’s eye view of SF with distinct details. Each perspective gives the city a slightly different spin, which is why illustrated maps of San Francisco are so fun to look at, as each interpretation leads to wildly different looks.
See the same exact area of land treated in 21 original ways, and appreciate the city from multiple points of view: