MapCarte 47/365: Collins Crossworld Puzzle by Kenneth Gibson and Kathryn Kelly, 2013


The world map…as a crossword. That makes it a crossworld. Such a simple idea and a well crafted design with clues that broadly fit the locations of their position on the map. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can turn into the most effective of maps. Interaction is implicit.

The classic black and white print crossword depiction is favoured and thankfully the temptation to colour continents was ignored. The map demonstrates the use of familiar shapes as a backdrop to support the primary use.