A map of the movie Star Trek (2009) features the planets Vulcan (top left) and Earth (bottom right) as the main locations.
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Illustrating everything that happens in an action adventure movie like Star Trek on one page is like playing Tetris, according to artist Andrew DeGraff, who has mapped the movement of characters through the imaginary worlds of around 40 movies.
“There’s a lot of time trying to make sure everything is going to work out perfectly,” he says. “And it never does.”
DeGraff, a professional illustrator and artist, says an assignment to make a map for a travel feature got him thinking about mapping other things. He had the urge to “build little worlds” as he puts it, and he thought it would be fun to take something nonlinear like a movie and try to string it together into a shape