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 cool towns we’ve seen on TV and have become obsessed with over the years. Being able to capture those moments forever is really special and hand illustrated maps are the perfect way to do just that.
We’ve curated a special collection of some of your favourite places, so you can relive those memories every day.
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California, USA by Melanie Chadwick
Melanie’s nostalgic road trip gives us that California dreaming feeling with its retro colours and design. The map features many of the state’s popular cities and national parks including Long Beach, Santa Barbara, Death Valley and Redwood. The map’s old school design looks perfect in bright, airy spaces and works well as a statement piece in a smaller living area or as part of a larger collection in more spacious rooms. This illustrated map of California is the perfect piece of wall art for the Cali lover who wants to remember the smouldering heat and beautiful beaches the golden state is so famous for.
Get it here for £29.
Berlin, Germany by Julia Gash
Berlin’s rich political and architectural history means that it has a special place in many people’s hearts, and this map of Berlin by Julia Gash reflects the capital’s eclectic mix of the two. This ‘brush and ink’ hand drawn map is reflective of Julia’s own memories of Berlin. However, it also showcases some of the city’s most important landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate, which has become a symbol for unification over the years. With its simple but bright colour palette, this map of Berlin is a charming and humorous piece of art history.
Capture a piece of historic Berlin for £29.
Paris, France by Aishwarya Vohra
Do you remember your first time staring up at the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower? Or maybe you can still recall that overwhelming feeling you had as you stared out across the city at the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Whatever made the trip special for you, this whimsical map of Paris by illustrator Aishwarya reflects the beauty and romance the city is well known for. The illustrated map transports you to all of Paris’s most famous landmarks, as well as paying homage to some of the classic food and drink you’ve come to expect from the city of love.
Add a little Paris chic to your walls for £29.
Margate, England by Alex Foster
Fish and chips, modern art, retro rides and sandy beaches – it could only be Margate! This stripped back, illustrated map of Margate is perfect for locals and seaside lovers alike. Highlighting some of the town’s must-see attractions, Alex’s Margate map is a fantastic little nod to the area and all it has to offer. Whether you grew up on its famous sandy beaches or have fallen in love with the quirky bars and museums, this minimalist piece with its seaside colour scheme looks great on any wall.
Relive those childhood holidays for £29.
Sydney, Australia – Katie Lukes
This stunning map of Sydney by Katie Lukes is jam packed with Aus themed illustrations and of course, features the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Not only is this illustrated map perfect for Sydney lovers but the bold design makes it perfect for children’s rooms too. Katie’s unique letter-style mapping is a lot of fun and adds another dimension to the traditional illustrated map. With its striking red colouring, this Sydney map is definitely reflective of the city’s fiery personality and its weather!
Bring Bondi beach into your home for £29.
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Written by Danielle Amato