The Design of Information

Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

Hand Drawn Maps

In an age of ubiquitous Google Maps and navigation systems that will talk to you, I love the unique maps collected by the Hand Drawn Map Association. Reminds me of the maps my dad used to draw (and still does). I should start collecting those. Below is a nice example from the HDMA site.

Hand Drawn Map - Ammon Parry

Tags: , ,

4 Responses to “Hand Drawn Maps”

  1. March 14th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Neal says:

    Love the hand-drawn maps! No other map has the personality of a hand-drawn map to my mind.

    I also love the maps that have pop-ups with detailed information. I’ve still kept some that I bought while traveling that are just so cool that I can’t seem to throw them away.

  2. April 26th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    stan says:

    I like the direction on this blog. And that it isn’t just looking at the latest fads. Keep it up.

  3. April 27th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Erik Jacobsen says:

    @Neal I have quite a collection of maps I’ve picked up while traveling too. Subway/tube/metro maps and museum maps are among my favorites.

  4. April 27th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Erik Jacobsen says:

    @Stan Glad you approve.