The Art of Map Illustration

A step-by-step artistic exploration of contemporary cartography and mapmaking

The Art of Map Illustration
$19.99 / £12.99
Author:
Author:
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781633224841
Publisher: Walter Foster
Series: Artistry
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

In The Art of Map Illustration, four well-known artists take you on a journey through their unique techniques to mapmaking with a range of media, including pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media, plus tips and advice for working digitally.

Each artist provides a brief overview of his or her recommended tools and materials, along with tips and inspiration for using, exploring, and experimenting with the medium. From intricate line drawings to bold and colorful city maps, you will bring your favorite locations to life and use visual storytelling to express time and place.

Packed with engaging instruction, professional tips, and beautiful finished artwork, The Art of MapIllustration is the perfect resource for contemporary artists seeking to learn the time-treasured art form of cartography.

The author

James Gulliver Hancock feels sick when he’s not drawing. He panics that he may not be able to draw everything in the world… at least once. His obsession with re-imagining his world has seen him work for major print, TV, and music publishing releases, including Coca-Cola, Ford Motors, Herman Miller, Businessweek Magazine, The New York Times, and Simon&Schuster. He has participated in projects in the USA, the UK, Indonesia, Austria, Germany, France, and Australia, taking his whimsical perception around the world.

James grew up in Sydney, Australia, and studied visual communications at the University of Technology, Sydney. In kindergarten, he remembers devising the most complex image he could think of: refusing to move on to the next activity after painting, instead detailing a complex drawing of a city of houses including every detail, every person, and every spider web between every house. He still has the drawing.

In high school, James discovered technical drawing. He has always been obsessed with machines and the way things work, and rendering the meeting of tiny screws in perfect perspective was a delight. This is now married with a love of color, paint, and controlled mess, as well as connecting it to deeper conceptual and philosophical meaning.

James has traveled extensively, including an overland journey from Sydney to London via Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Russia, and Europe. Rolling in a typhoon in the sea between Japan and Russia, he wondered how he’d save his sketchbook when the ship sank. He undertook artist residencies all over Europe and most recently has been living in New York, where he has worked for a wide variety of high-profile clients and taken the city by storm with his personal project, www.allthebuildingsinnewyork.com

Currently he works out of two studios: one in The Pencil Factory in Brooklyn, New York, and from his homeland studio by the beach in Sydney, Australia.

London-based illustrator Hennie Haworth studied at Brighton University before embarking on her artistic career. Her work can regularly be seen in UK's national newspapers, including The Guardian's food section. She has worked with a wide range of clients, including Converse, Louis Vuitton, Dwell Magazine, GQ Magazine, Royal Mail, Logitech, Hyundai, and Morrisons. Hennie is a regular illustrator for National Geographic's "City Life" articles. She has illustrated several travel-guide adult coloring books for Harper Design: Color London, Color Paris, and the forthcoming Color Chicago. Learn more at www.henniehaworth.co.uk.

Stuart Hill is a freelance illustrator and designer from the flat lands of Lincolnshire, which might explain his fear and fascination of mountains. He graduated from the University of Lincoln, UK, with a degree in illustration. Stuart likes printed textures, handmade type, and riding his bike. He specializes in editorial illustrations, typography, and making maps.

Sarah King is an illustrator from London, England. Her love of travel led to a natural love of maps, and illustrating maps has become a way for her to tell stories of the places she has been. Sarah now lives in Canada, splitting time between the coastline and mountains of British Columbia.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781633224841
Illustrations: 450 color images
Size: 8.75 in x 11.67 in / 222.25 mm x 296.42 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Elements Of Composition
Learn the basics of composition with Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner! The elements of composition are point, shape, mass, volume, texture, value, and color. Let’s talk about a few of them one by one. Point A point is a single mark on a page without depth, height, or length. A group of points in ...
Read More >
Celebrate Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sharing fun activities and recipes to help mom celebrate! Now through May 13th, get 35% off your order with the code MOM18. Dream Big Dreams Get Inspired Try the Latest Craft Trend Make Time for Self-Care  Gather Together in the Kitchen   Get Zen with Paper Crafts ...
Read More >
Expressive Painting: Reflections
How do you make a watercolor stand out? Try adding reflections! In Expressive Painting we see how to make our paintings alive. Reflections add energy and color to a scene. They can suggest an afternoon rainstorm or help make the foreground interesting. Paint reflections at the same time you paint the object. If there is a ...
Read More >
See More Posts