Featured on National Geographic's Best Maps of 2016
Welcome to the home of my hand-drawn pictorial maps.
The North American Continent is almost done! After four years of painstakingly drawing an entire continent, it is 98% complete and I'm deciding how to get prints on sale ASAP. Thank-you everyone for your patience, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page to learn when the prints are ready. Below is an image of the map as of 1 September 2018:
At least half of the time that goes into these maps is pure research and prep, as I strive to balance the aesthetic with accurate and educational content. With North America, the South Asia & Australasia map before it, and various other projects, I want the maps to be as informational as they are attractive to the eye. By presenting real data in as compelling a way as I can, I hope to make cartography interesting for anyone.
Some prints of previous works are available here, and be sure to get me on social media. You can stay in touch with the progress on the North American Continent through these arenas, contact me directly, and sign up to the mailing list just below for information on when North America will be available in print.
Enjoy having a look around, and thanks for stopping by.
USA speaking tour, Fall 2018:
Chicago Map Society - Newberry Library. September 20, 5:30pm.
Norman B Leventhal Map Center- Boston Public Library. September 25, 6pm.
New York Map Society - The World School, Headquarters, 17th Floor, 11 East
26th St (between Madison and 5th Avenues). October 4, 6:30pm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University - San Jose CA. October 24, 3pm - Free, but requires registration.
Currently looking at dates in DC and SF.
^ Drawing a Continent by Hand. This video is from the NACIS conference in Montréal, 2017. Watch to learn the story behind The North American Continent map, and take a small tour of its contents.
^ Methods of a Hand-Drawn Map. Again from NACIS 2017 in Montréal. In this video I share technical tips, methodology, and exploring a place you're mapping from afar using the senses as a guide.