Maps And Illustrations: A Fun Guide To A City Created By Great Artists
Maps visually represent an area or region providing the information and data of the selected area. It also describes and shows the layout and physical characteristics of the area from big sized mountain ranges to bodies of water to the intricacies of streets and alleys. Nowadays, there are developments in maps with the rise of some applications and websites such as Google Maps but then again, there are still those who prefer hand-drawn and illustrated maps.
Illustrated maps are created with creativity, skill, and even some imagination. Almost all map illustrations have the same characteristics, they have clarity on the subject that they are focusing on, texture and color are defined by the artist, and they usually are in a view from high above (or bird’s eye view, as they are commonly called.) These factors are considered by the artists when making their artwork.
These map illustrations are created by illustrators and there are these artists that have made a name for themselves. With the current industry and continuing preference of people for illustrated maps, it is no wonder that these artists have business ventures related to their art. There are many out there providing services on creating illustrations of maps. Examples of these artists are the following:
- Maria Rabinsky is the main artist for Illustrated Maps websites. She has studied architecture and arts in Russia and has practiced her learnings as a museum set designer and architect.
- Brad Woodard is a designer and illustrator. He is also the owner for the Brave the Woods website
- The site lovelljohns also offer illustrated maps as their product much similar to the Illustrated Maps website.
- Jenni Sparks is an artist creating hand-made maps who is currently commissioned to create a map of New York for a collection of art prints.
Cities are popular subjects for illustrated maps from England to the US. The New York City illustrated map has also been illustrated by some of these artists showing the famous landmarks of the city and even those are seldom visited and known. It helps promote these attractions to tourists and residents alike and helps them course through the city in an easier way. Besides, they’ll enjoy looking at the pictures rather than just a group of dots to indicate the places they want to go to.