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Journey prints: Map motifs make for trendy aesthetic

Heys International's Journey Spinner luggage set, available at www.heys.ca, has made the most obvious connection between maps and travel by putting it on hard-sided luggage. (The Associated Press)
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Heys International's Journey Spinner luggage set, available at www.heys.ca, has made the most obvious connection between maps and travel by putting it on hard-sided luggage. (The Associated Press)
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With the rise of the GPS, the old-fashioned map has been reduced to an app. Yet nothing is as attractive to a die-hard traveler (other than a boarding pass) as the old blue-and-green classroom atlas or a nautical chart. Maps represent a respite from routine, the romance of the journey and the road yet traveled. The inherent design element also evokes a built-in emotional response that retailers and manufacturers can’t resist. They have translated the ...

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