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Our planet is far more miraculous than any fantasy world. From tundra to the tropics, it is overflowing with incredible complexity. One need not draw dragons roaming the wilderness when Earth’s fauna are so bizarre and beautiful. Thus, The North American Continent is a tribute to reality. By vividly illustrating geographic data, I hope to bring attention to the dynamism and mystique of our world. Even in a continent tamed by the Interstate and the Internet, there is a grand frontier alive and well.
An ongoing pictorial map, The North American Continent is drawn completely by hand with coloured pencil and pen. It is a 59 x 47 inch (150 x 120 cm) cylindrical projection of the entire region, spanning from Alaska to Panama; Greenland to the Caribbean. As of January 2017 it stands around 80% complete and has thousands of features, including 360 animals and 530 cities and towns. From Los Angeles, California
to Kugluktuk, Nunavut, each locale is composed of real skylines and landmarks.
I've been working on The North American Continent since mid-2014, and am excited to now be in the last 20% of work. To stay up-to-date with the progress and release schedule, be sure to check in with the blog, Facebook, Instagram, or join the mailing list.
When clicked, each image in the gallery below (apart from the first, showing the original projection) will open a high-resolution zoomable version in a new tab - essential for appreciating the detail.
Enjoy having a look around. If you have any questions about the content, what remains of the map, release schedule and more, don't hesitate to get in touch.
So again, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the content. There is a lot there, and nothing has been included without a good reason, so I'll be happy to have a conversation about it. Also, if there's anything crucial I've missed, then do let me know. Along with the ocean and lakes, the last stage of drawing this project will be touching up - especially along the western United States where the project began. If your town is missing its most iconic feature, then please let me know! It may just get included during final touch-ups.