Landform is a space for visual projects with an eco-minded approach created by me, Anna Eshelman.
I design maps, books, and information graphics that tell stories, share information, and cultivate curiosity about the natural world and our place within it.
With meaningful content and a thoughtful approach, I believe educational and informative mediums (like books and maps) can inspire positive change. They encourage us to pay attention, teach us something new, and perhaps nudge us to cultivate our own connections to something natural – a backcountry trail, a public garden, or even our own backyard.
In modern society, most of us are facing a loss of connectedness to the natural world. Through my designs, I aim to create pathways for people to connect with landscapes, ecosystems, trails, gardens, and experiences that nurture, excite, and ground them.
Natural processes in disturbed/recovering and wild/pristine places of our planet fascinate me; there is so much we can learn from the living systems around us. Making information digestible and pleasing to the eye is a balancing act of beauty and function, complexity and simplicity, personality and invisibility. I’ll forever enjoy honing this craft.
I’m super inspired by folks who stoke passion within themselves and their communities for good. Be in touch if you’d like to collaborate or chat maps, plants, wilderness, or trails. Thanks for visiting!
In the studio and in life, I strive for environmentally friendly processes and outputs, and am always on the lookout for ways to lighten my footprints. Ideas, suggestions, and inspiration is welcome!
Banner photo: Favorite single-track in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. Profile photo: Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.