Our story so far

Mapsy was founded early 2018 by me (Alex Foster), with help from my brothers Liam and Mason Foster to create a marketplace dedicated to map and location prints.
I'm a map illustrator, Liam is a graphic designer and Mason is a video editor and our social media guy.

I came up with the idea of Mapsy after having loads of customers ask me if I had their town as a print. Most of the time my answer was 'Sorry it's on my list!'... but there are only so many maps I can give my full attention into making in the limited time available.
world about us illustrationWe aim to offer as many places as we can from the best illustrators across the world, and to promote and help our artists.

I see so many websites offering low margins when it comes to licensing prints, so we are giving the artists as much as we can from each sale. I've always been a huge promoter of making sure artists are charging properly for their work, to help get to that goal of full time illustration.

Every artist has a profile on our artists page, and as we grow we really want this to become a place map illustrators can be commissioned. So we try to promote each artist where possible - blog features, portfolio links and an 'about the artist' print in every order.

We also need to ensure great quality and consistent customer experience, which is why everything is printed professionally in house, then packed and posted to you.

Another problem artists face, is trying to have our work seen by the right people among the masses of other great competition (Think Etsy, Society6, Notonthehighstreet etc). With Mapsy, the aim is to have you searching for your town. As more illustrators sign up, the more we can give you what you're looking for.
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If you're reading this and you are a map illustrator or an artist who has made maps - we would love to hear from you! Please send your work to submissions@mapsystudio.com (More info here).