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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.
RECENTLY ADDED MAPS
I've got a list of lovely green places I want to go on my next England visit! Collage and watercolor create a painted 3 dimensional map of all the verdant, sprouting, grassy, leafy Botanical Gardens to go and see.
Lisbon is my new favourite city. Its beautiful architecture tells a story of a southern European city and port evolving over centuries, including St George's Castle and the Torre de Belem as well as the ancient Monastry of Jeronimo. The salty breeze of the sea blows in from the south and provides some much needed relief from the summer heat. Built on seven hills, Lisbon has a vibrant bar and cafe culture that rivals Paris and indeed many French people have relocated to Lisbon and its easy to see why when you have the sun, city and sand on your doorstep.
My favourite thing in my Cityscape of Tokyo is the fish I drew to represent the famous Tsukji Fish Market, which I have visited on one of my many trips to Japan. In my drawings, a fish can be the size of a skyscraper. It's all about what's important for me. I adore Japan and love drawing the decorative, arched roofs, such as the Mejii Jingu Shrine as much as the glass and concrete modernist temples of the commerce. I like to see the modernity of the Harajuku girls as much as the traditional dress and culture of the kimono clad Geishas. The old and new in a natural and man made world, compete for space in the super-size city that is Tokyo and help to contribute to its unique and charismatic culture.