About Hand Made Maps

Hand Made Maps is a commercial artwork studio, formed in 1991 as a development
of the illustrated maps created by David Atkinson. The company is known for a multiplicity
of styles and approaches - this variety has become the Hand Made Maps trademark.

Essentially specialising in illustration rather than cartography, the work is seen within a
tradition of illustrated maps that goes back to the beginning of printing and earlier.

Being 'hand-made', the emphasis in the work is on drawing, painting, hand-lettering etc.,
although since 1997 digital techniques have increasingly been incorporated into the process
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