Like her politics or not, Sarah Palin has made an indelible mark on the American political landscape. Part of that landscape was her Alaskan identity. We were contracted by HarperCollins to create a map showing a polar view illustrating Alaska’s relationship to Russia and Europe in particular.
The book publishing schedule was moved up from the spring of 2010 to November 17th, 2009 so we only had a few days to pull this map together. We used a polar equidistant azimuthal map projection centered on the North Pole to show Alaska’s position in the world.