Mel Smith DesignsKent, --, GB
I'm on a mission to draw my way around the world! My maps help to tell a story, through colour and illustration. I want ti inspire your next trip and bring back memories from travels gone by. My illustrations are available in a range of gifts and homewares and I am open to commissions - just visit my Mapmakers For Hire page or drop me an email!
Maps By Mel Smith Designs
This is my 'happy place' - Folkestone, off the South East coast of Kent, UK. It is such a vibrant hub of creativity and nature combined. You can stroll along the Leas overlooking the sea, or wind down through the pathways to the walk along the sea front. You can visit the Harbour Arm to listen to live music, sip a cocktail, eat from a variety of food trucks or just take in the view over the Harbour. Oh the Harbour! Watch the boats bobbing whilst walking over the disused but renovated railway track, with the beautiful cliffs setting the backdrop. Peruse the independent shops all along The Old High Street and shop at the local markets, and end the day watching a play at the Leas Cliff Hall. I have been visiting ever since I was little'un and it just keeps getting better. Every time I go there I just feel any worries washing away and I feel totally relaxed. It really is my special Happy Place.
The Manhattan skyline is one of the most recognisable in the world. With the likes of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Guggenheim, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Flatiron Building,...it is jammed full of astounding architecture. So let's take a walk and travel through the sights of New York city...
Japan is a fascinating place. It has everything - islands, forests, mountains, volcanoes, rivers and lakes... This map explores just some of the geography of the country. Often the initial image 'Japan' conjures up is of a megacity like Tokyo, but we should not forget the beautiful landscape that covers over 2/3 of the country.
Part of a map series I was commissioned to do for the 'New York Hotel Bokning' travel website and blog. Featuring quirky restaurants and cafes as well as all the great sights of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem. See the full range collection: http://www.newyorkhotellbokning.se/
Explore the winding streets of Amsterdam, taking in windmills, museums, canal boats, prettily decorated bicycles and of course, tulips.
From theatre to shopping, markets to museums, historic buildings to modern architecture...there is such a variety of things to see and do here's a map to help you know where to start!