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TDAT on Instagram!
Follow TDAT on Instagram as Nate searches out and posts awesome examples of illustrated maps. Great daily source for illustration reference and travel ideas!
Featured artwork: Lauren Radley
15 Hand-made Fonts!
Buy Nate and Salli's entire collection of 15 hand-drawn fonts for only $40. That's less than $3 per font. Total bargain! (For personal and commercial use, but not for re-sale).
See samples of all the fonts on the TDAC Shop.
Maps from East Asia!
Our 3rd compendium contains 100 illustrated maps from the countries of East Asia, including China, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan and South Korea created by 76 different artists!
Are You a Mapmaker?
Are you a Mapmaker For Hire? If so, you can promote your freelance business on our Mapmakers For Hire page. We're going to re-fresh the page with new advertisers in January 2019.
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I visited Detroit this summer for the ICON 10 illustration conference and had a chance to learn about SO many cool and unique places in the visual art community. This map doesn't include everything by a long shot, but is some of the "greatest hits" of my trip -- places that are truly unique to Detroit and make it a very special place for art.
A trip to ICON in Detroit this past July had me look a little deeper at its music history – particularly the soul music that arose in the 1960’s. These are just some of the badass women who's songs that still resonate today – as well as some of the places that gave birth to a vibrant music industry.
I created a Spotify playlist of the artists included in my map, listen here: http://ow.ly/eGhV30lyq0b
My family and i discovered free secret playgrounds and petting zoos in the heart of Amsterdam, along with kid-friendly restaurants nearby. We also enjoyed exploring forest parks in and around the lovely city on bicycle.
As a Canadian expat living in Cairo, Egypt, I wanted to give viewers a taste of what I think makes this wonderfully chaotic metropolis so unique. I have included both the notable historic landmarks and the obscure, culturally distinctive elements which give Cairo so much character.
I had the opportunity to visit Detroit in July for the ICON10 Illustration conference. One of the events was a tour of many of the public art spots in the city, and many local artists/activists spoke at the conference. I was blown away by the amount of grassroots engagement in art and placemaking, helping transform the city in a positive way. This map includes the Instagram handles for many of the artists and institutions I had the pleasure of learning about. I hope you'll give them a follow and learn more.