Saturday, May 05, 2018

The Art of Map Illustration Review & GIVEAWAY

Learn how to make artful maps! The Art of Map Illustration by James Gulliver Hancock,‎ Hennie Haworth,‎ Stuart Hill and Sarah King is a step-by-step artistic exploration of contemporary cartography and mapmaking. The 144 page paperback was released April 3, 2018 from Walter Foster Publishing. Measuring almost 9'' x 12'' the pages of this book are generous in size. The book is divided into 4 sections by artist. Each artist starts by sharing their favorite map making tools - pen and ink, watercolor, mixed media and digital art - but encourages you to find your own. Next, each artist leads you through how-to-make 3 unique maps, detailing their illustrative process layer-by-layer, sharing tips and techniques along the way. Some examples are hand drawn, digital, mixed media and black and white. Take what you like. Spark your creativity with the Artist Gallery at the end of each section. There is a link in the book to bonus content you can download. What will you chart? Get your copy below!


Tools & Materials

Hennie Haworth
Art Tools
Making a Map
Neighborhood Map
Urban Map
Artist Gallery

Stuart Hill
Digital Tools
Lake Garda 
French Bike Ride 
Artist Gallery

James Gulliver Hancock 
Solar System 
Childhood Neighborhood 
Artist Gallery

Sarah King 
Drawing Techniques 
Brain Map 
New York Skyline on Wood 
Artist Gallery

About the Artists

The Art of Map Illustration is available worldwide at Walter Foster Publishing, a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Walter Foster is one of the most recognized names in art instruction. Check out their unique catalog at Walter Foster Publications. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy of The Art of Map Illustration! One winner will be selected at random. Open until May 25, 2018. Canadian and USA addresses only. Good luck!

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Artist Gallery - Sarah King

Bali - Stuart Hill 

Artist Gallery - James Gulliver Hancock

Artist Gallery - Hennie Haworth


  1. I would love to have the book entitled, "Perfectly Mindful Origami - Origami Paper Boxes" by Mark Bolitho. Makes gift giving so much more meaningful!

  2. Hi,thanks for another great prize.I visited Quarto Knows and another item I'd like to give is the Once Upon a Colorful Canvas by Kindah Khalidy

  3. I would love to have The Cookie Kit. I've always wanted to learn to decorate cookies & cakes. Fun.


  4. The Oceanic Times by Stella Gurney and Matthew Hodson.

  5. I would love to own the Math Challenger book.
    Marlene V.

  6. Would like the Origami Animals Super Paper Pack by Editors of CPi

  7. So many charming books! I would have a hard time choosing between Book Towns and Quilt Love.


  8. Star Wars Master Models Scenes by Benjamin Harper and Claudio Dias.

  9. i like Etiquette Rules! it would be cool to teach my kids

  10. Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache looks like a fun one!

  11. I really like their "Drawing: Landscapes & Vistas by Diane Cardaci" book. Love to be able to draw like that! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol

  12. The Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing would be perfect for my daughter, thanks!

  13. one I would like is the book... The Beauty of Numbers in Nature

  14. The Beauty of Numbers in nature would be great.

  15. I would like to receive: "Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache
    An artist's guide to painting with gouache on the go!" by Agathe Singer.