Illustrated Maps

July 30, 2011

Two new sites worth checking out. See post for links.

Is it raining where you are? Are you stuck inside with no movies, nothing but reruns of your not so favorite shows, and only a sad, sad excuse for a mystery book to read? Well if that or anything else equally off-putting is hapenning to you maybe you'll enjoy checking out: They Draw & Travel.

The site is full of illustrated maps from artists around the world, working in all sorts of styles—you might even learn something about the place you want to visit.

Blog reader Julie sent me links to it and the sister site, They Draw & Cook (which shows illustrated recipes).

I think they are both fun and thought I'd better share them with you right away, in case it starts raining, or you can't turn the pages on that book any more!

So far here's one of my favorites The Cherished Green Spaces of Bangalore, by Prabha Narayanan. Of course it includes a bird! 

Poking around just a little it seems that there might be a book coming out, and there was just a contest. Go explore the diversity of artistic approaches on both these sites!

  1. Reply

    Thanks for sharing! (I like 😉

  2. Reply

    you are full of treasure resources, Roz!

  3. Reply

    Nina, we have to thank Julie (who’s last name I don’t have in front of me; and who might not want it published, she didn’t say) who alerted me to these sites. When people who know me and know what I like (and obviously Julie does) suggest something, I check it out. I think these two sites are very fun. I’m glad you are enjoying them!

    • Carolyn
    • August 2, 2011

    Oh, boy! Love maps. I’ve been a fan of They Draw & Cook for some time, but had no idea they had a map version up. Fun!

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