Journal

In this section, we share our selection of Mapsy news, articles, features and interviews. From Q&A sessions with some of our artists, to behind-the-scenes how-to guides for budding illustrators, there's bound to be something worth reading.

If you'd like us to write an article about a particular topic, do let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Mapsy Tips for Picking Perfect Illustrated Map Journal Article
If you’re thinking about buying an illustrated map, finding a piece that truly reflects you and your home is really important. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide on finding the perfect fit.
Mapsy 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 illustration style you really admire, chances are an...
Mapsy Map Prints of Your Favourite Places California Blog Post
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...
Mapsy Journal How to Build an Instagram Following
We hear from talented graphic designer Liam Foster about how he grew his Instagram following organically, and what tips he gives to other creatives wishing to do the same.
Mapsy Melanie Chadwick Sketchbook Journal
Mapsy artist Melanie Chadwick shares her fantastic guide to using sketchbooks. It's well worth a read and will hopefully inspire many of you to get drawing.
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 and what inspires him.
Mapsy Journal - Stay Organised
Getting and staying organised is one of the most important parts of the business side of being a freelancer. Mapsy founder Alex shares some of the websites, programs and methods he employs to stay...
Mapsy - Alex Foster Guide to Making Illustrated Maps
The majority of Mapsy founder Alex Foster's commercial illustration work involves the creation of maps. In this tutorial, he takes you through the steps he takes when creating a new map.