Hand-Drawn Maps

A Guide for Creatives


A fun, interactive guide for everyone who loves maps of any kind, and who loves to sketch or doodle.


ISBN: 9780500293157 Category:

Helen Cann


Sketch, draw and illustrate your own maps using this uniquely creative guide. From transit maps to mind maps, and from maps of journeys to maps of the human body, Hand-Drawn Maps is packed with ideas for depicting a wide range of places, spaces, objects and concepts in a host of different styles. It includes sections on map anatomy, maps of places and maps of ideas. As well as instructions for creating your own
maps and 32 pages of useful templates printed on perforated paper, Hand-Drawn Maps provides insights into the history of map-making and profiles of five leading contemporary artists. Award-winning illustrator Helen Cann provides beautiful artwork and 35 step-by-step creative prompts, making this a stylish and informative guide to depicting the world around – and inside – you.

Additional information

Weight 806 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2017
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23.7 x 23.6 cm
Weight 806 g


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Helen Cann has illustrated over 30 books and exhibited around the world. Her work is entirely hand produced, mainly in watercolour, colour pencil, graphite and collage, but she sometimes ventures into acrylic and inks. She is the recipient of several awards, including Fall 2012 Selection, Junior Library Guild (US) and 2010 Gold Medal, Nautilus Book Awards (US).