Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mapmaker, Mapmaker...

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 12:58 PM
Marquette High School Quilt, 2005

Nikolas Schiller, a 26-year-old Ballwin native and Marquette High School grad (Class of '99) — a.k.a. a "counter-cartographer" — was the subject of a nifty feature in the Washington Post's Style section yesterday.

Already, e-mails are pouring in from curators interested in exhibits of his work and artists looking to collaborate with him — not to mention buyers seeking custom-made maps. You can check out his online store here. (Not bad for a guy who once wanted nobody to find him.)

In addition to mapping, Schiller's current projects including chairing the D.C. Statehood Green Party and organizing a coalition that will defend Washington, D.C., businesses from "unfair corporate competition," as he puts it.

"A random aside," he writes in an e-mail. "I am the model in the 'Library' photograph in Hope Edwards' photographic reinterpretation of the boardgame Clue. It's currently on display at the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary Art Gallery in Maplewood until March 24."

Besides the appearance at the gallery, Schiller won't be back in St. Louis until his — guess — ten-year high school reunion.

-Kristen Hinman


Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Brooke Foster

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation