Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.
Jill K. Berry is an author, teacher, and artist living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her first book, Personal Geographies: Explorations of Mixed-Media Mapmaking, was published in 2011. She thought it would be fun to invite her sister Linden to explore the second book together. She makes artists' books, paintings, maps, and other storytelling structures, and her work has been publisehd in many books and magazines. She teachers her techniques worldwide.
Linden McNeilly is a writer and teacher living in the Monterey Bay area of California. She loves making things and teaching kids to knit, draw, dye textiles, paint on silk, and make beaded projects. She received her master's in fine arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is presently at work onseveral middle-grade novels with quirky characters and a touch of magic. Working with her sister, Jill, has been a privilege.
"Creative cartographers, here's a way to keep yourself mapping for months. Make a topographic map of your nose. Use string to weave your latitude and longitude. Orient yourself with your own compass rose. What better way to find yourself? Every art teacher should have a copy of this book." - Katharine Harmon, Author, You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination and The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
"Go on an artistic journey and discover endless ways to share your travel adventures from this book by Jill K Berry and Linden McNeilly. The authors demonstrate how maps and your imagination can create intriguing masterpieces that tell unique stories. Each of the 52 projects, or labs, comes with detailed instructions, along with a materials list and illustrations. From scaling your bedroom to creating a board game, there is a project in this book to inspire anyone at any age. Another great feature to this book is the Guest Mapper section, in which an artist shares their inspirations and tips from their collections. Get lost in this book and drift away to a land of storytelling, mapmaking, and creativity!" - Kristen Cervantes, Somerset Studio Magazine
"Learn about cartography, topography, legends, compasses, and more in this adventurous DIY map book. Create the map for your mythical universe, or learn the nuts and bolts of cartography. Broken into weekly exercises, this book is perfect for creating personalized maps and exploring a new creative outlet. In the Map Basics chapter, learn about lines, legends, cartouches, creating sea monsters, and more. Discover fun and unique ways to create maps that are transparent, stenciled, flat, mixed media, and more. Finish charting your map adventure with exercises for creating artist maps and map-inspired art." - Paige Martin, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine