In our second instalment of our map series we have taken two of our talented artists, notorious for detail, Jonny Duddle and Tomislav Tomic who both have very different styles. However they have a common thread when it comes to illustrating maps for the inside of books. Both create fantastical and mysterious worlds, Jonny’s maps consist of pirates and swashbuckling adventures, Tomislav’s an ancient mysterious world of magical creatures and people.
Maps generally have certain aspects which have not changed for many years, making them instantly recognisable. “During the last seven centuries the map reader has had to adapt himself to change far less than the book reader.” R.A.Skelton, Historian. The Art of Illustrated Maps.
Maps started out primitively representing the world as an idea, and over time the world started to be represented as an object. Today we have a mixture of the two, we have abstract, and we have representational. We invite you to lose yourself in the exquisite work by both of these talented illustrators.
Take a look at our first post about maps here and the work of David Hitch.