The Art of Illustrated Maps

Author: John Roman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440339627
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, The Art of Illustrated Maps traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps.

Map Art Lab

Author: Jill K Berry
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1627880313
Format: PDF
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Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds.DIV /divDIVAuthors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what’s not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine./div

The Art of Map Illustration

Author: James Gulliver Hancock
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633224856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Art of Map Illustration, four well-known artists take you on a journey through their unique techniques to mapmaking with a range of media, including pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media, plus tips and advice for working digitally. Each artist provides a brief overview of their recommended tools and materials, along with tips and inspiration for using, exploring, and experimenting with the medium. From intricate line drawings, to bold and colorful city maps, you will bring your favorite locations to life, and use visual storytelling to express time and place. Packed with engaging instruction, professional tips, and beautiful finished artwork, The Art of MapIllustration is the perfect resource for contemporary artists seeking to learn the time-treasured art form of cartography.

British Town Maps

Author: Roger J. P. Kain
Publisher: British Library Board
ISBN: 9780712357296
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Towns are complex and sophisticated creations. Mapping towns stretched cartographers' ingenuity to new heights of both artistic beauty and scientific exactitude as they strove to represent and communicate the physical patterns of streets, buildings, and spaces; built structures and economic realities; the lives of those who live and work there; and the unseen realities of landownership, administration, religion, and politics. Lavishly illustrated with over one hundred full-color maps from the British Library's own collection, RJP Kain and Richard Oliver's in-depth, accessible history tells the story of the mapping of urban Britain from the middle ages until today. These maps served a variety of purposes, from guiding travelers, assisting with administration and government, raising taxes, planning the built environment, organizing its defense, and much more. Some of the maps in this book are well known, others have languished in obscurity. Taken together, they tell a compelling history of urban mapmakers and the cities they sought to portray.

Picturing America

Author: Stephen J. Hornsby
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638618X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Instructive, amusing, colorful—pictorial maps have been used and admired since the first medieval cartographer put pen to paper depicting mountains and trees across countries, people and objects around margins, and sea monsters in oceans. More recent generations of pictorial map artists have continued that traditional mixture of whimsy and fact, combining cartographic elements with text and images and featuring bold and arresting designs, bright and cheerful colors, and lively detail. In the United States, the art form flourished from the 1920s through the 1970s, when thousands of innovative maps were mass-produced for use as advertisements and decorative objects—the golden age of American pictorial maps. Picturing America is the first book to showcase this vivid and popular genre of maps. Geographer Stephen J. Hornsby gathers together 158 delightful pictorial jewels, most drawn from the extensive collections of the Library of Congress. In his informative introduction, Hornsby outlines the development of the cartographic form, identifies several representative artists, describes the process of creating a pictorial map, and considers the significance of the form in the history of Western cartography. Organized into six thematic sections, Picturing America covers a vast swath of the pictorial map tradition during its golden age, ranging from “Maps to Amuse” to “Maps for War.” Hornsby has unearthed the most fascinating and visually striking maps the United States has to offer: Disney cartoon maps, college campus maps, kooky state tourism ads, World War II promotional posters, and many more. This remarkable, charming volume’s glorious full-color pictorial maps will be irresistible to any map lover or armchair traveler.

Personal Geographies

Author: Jill K. Berry
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440323321
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explore your Creative Self with mixed-media maps You don’t have to be a world traveler or a professional cartographer to embark on a grand journey of self-discovery through mapmaking. Personal Geographies gives you the tools and techniques you’ll need to create artful maps of your self, your experiences and your personal journey. Chart the innermost workings of your mind, document your artistic path and create an unfolding maze of your future dreams and goals. Inside Personal Geographies you’ll discover: 21 mixed-media map projects featuring artistic techniques like working with alcohol inks and pochoir, painting on a black surface and carving custom stamps Insight into the world of traditional and contemporary maps and how they relate to and inspire personal mapmaking A gallery of maps by contributors from around the world to spark your own creativity From mapping your head, hands and heart to recording powerful memories or experiences, the maps in Personal Geographies are a gateway into the fascinating and meaningful world of you.

Making Art From Maps

Author: Jill K. Berry
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631591029
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Journey through the craft of Making Art with Maps. From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author of Map Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists.

Awakening Creativity

Author: Lily Yeh
Publisher: New Village Press
ISBN: 0981559379
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engaging students in artmaking, Lily Yeh transforms a derelict Beijing factory into a vibrant beautiful school for migrant workers' children.

Design Funny

Author: Heather Bradley
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440335494
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It's time to stop taking graphic design so seriously! All-natural, free-range and gluten-free, Design Funny: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Humor is an entertaining yet practical guide to the lighter side of the design profession. Inside you'll find inspiration, advice and visual gags from comedy juggernauts The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny Or Die, MAD magazine, JibJab, Cheezburger, as well as dozens of top creative agencies, talented freelance designers and professional comedians. But wait, there's more! You'll also get... 300 witty images 175 contributing designers 42 ways to design funny 10 quizzes to reveal your sense of humor 6 serious reasons to pitch funny 0 bullshit* Discover how you can use 42 principles of comedy to transform your visual communication from ho-hum to ha-ha. Find out what your client or boss needs to hear in order to buy into your funny ideas. Learn astonishing facts about design and humor theory from science, psychology and history. Did you know the first dirty cartoon appeared over 50,000 years ago? Whether you're an aspiring designer, design expert or just like funny pictures, you'll get a kick out of seeing the method behind the madness of designing funny.

The Art of the Map

Author: Dennis Reinhartz
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402765926
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents an illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, exploring the embellishments on maps and what they reveal about the world in which they were created.