Illustrated Maps

John S. Dykes for First Interstate Bank

John S. Dykes was commissioned by First Interstate Bank to create maps to tell the story of the banks’ interaction with the people and culture of states in the western US.

John produced three large, detailed map illustrations of Wyoming, South Dakota & Montana for the campaign and has received recognition for the Wyoming map, which was selected to be in the 2017 Communication Arts Annual.

John is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at rappart.com.

©John S. Dykes

©John S. Dykes

Illustrated Maps That Captivate & Inform

Featured image: ©Carlo Stanga

Illustrated maps use artistic style to create an accurate representation of an area while emphasizing what’s important and eye-catching.

In this way, illustrated maps give us the ability to virtually travel across the globe and visit places we’ve never been. They also serve to help us navigate our world and help us discover new, exciting things in our own familiar surroundings.

Here are a few examples of informative & captivating maps by Directory of Illustration artists.

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John S. Dykes for Smithsonian Magazine

John S. Dykes was recently commissioned by Smithsonian Magazine to create an illustrated map showing how Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was pieced together. Who knew Frankenstein was so … worldly?

John S. Dykes is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration Portfolio and at rappart.com.

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Explore the Corners of the Earth with Studio Muti

Muti, represented by Folio Illustration Agency, is a creative studio based in South Africa.  They’re a hugely talented group of artists who can beautifully bring to life anything they’re asked to put their hands to.

One example of this can be seen through the editorial maps they’ve created. Working in a flat, graphic style, Muti has repeatedly been commissioned by a number of clients to depict various cities and countries around the world.

Check out a few of their maps below!

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti

© Studio Muti