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Tips for picking the perfect illustrated map

Tips for picking the perfect illustrated map

We might be a little biased, but we think an illustrated map is a fantastic way to brighten up your home. Maps have become so much more than functi...
10 map illustrators to inspire you

10 map illustrators to inspire you

Beautiful illustrations come in all shapes and sizes and there’s no shortage of talented and inspiring map illustrators out there. If there’s an il...
Map prints of your favourite places (for under £30)

Map prints of your favourite places (for under £30)

We all have strong connections to particular places. It could be where we were born, cities where we have lived, summer holidays growing up or even...
How to Build a Following Organically on Instagram

How to Build a Following Organically on Instagram

Instagram has been my main social media channel for a long time now. I’m active on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and even Google+, but I...
10 ways to cultivate a healthy sketchbook habit

10 ways to cultivate a healthy sketchbook habit

Mapsy artist Melanie Chadwick has written a fantastic guide to using sketchbooks that's well worth a read and will hopefully inspire many of you to...
Dan Bell of Middle Earth Maps - Artist feature

Dan Bell of Middle Earth Maps - Artist feature

We had the chance to talk to Lake District based illustrator Dan Bell and ask him a few questions to find out a little bit more about how he works ...
How to stay organised as a freelance illustrator or designer

How to stay organised as a freelance illustrator or designer

Getting organised will really help your work flow and productivity. This short article should be able to help!
How to make illustrated maps

How to make illustrated maps

How to make illustrated maps by Alex Foster