Map Art Lab

52 Exciting Art Explorations in Map Making, Imagination, and Travel

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Author: Jill K Berry,Linden McNeilly

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds.DIV /divDIVAuthors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what’s not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine./div

Map Art Lab

52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel

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Author: Jill K Berry,Linden McNeilly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 159253905X

Category: Art

Page: 144

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This fun and creative book features 52 map-related art activities. You'll learn how to make colourful legends and eye catching graphics, design maps in various types and styles, and create personalised maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. This book is for individuals, teachers and groups of all ages. If you are a curious explorer who likes to visually record your wanderings, you can be a mapmaker. If you are a storyteller looking for new ways to tell your stories, you can be a mapmaker. If you are curious about yourself, you might find a huge amount of fun and satisfaction in making maps about where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.

Personal Geographies

Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking

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Author: Jill K. Berry

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440308567

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Explore your Creative Self with Mixed-media Maps You don't have to be a world traveler or a professional cartographer to embark on a grand journey of self-discovery through mapmaking. Personal Geographies gives you the tools and techniques you'll need to create artful maps of your self, your experiences and your personal journey. Chart the innermost workings of your mind, document your artistic path and create an unfolding maze of your future dreams and goals. Inside Personal Geographies you'll discover: 21 mixed-media map projects featuring artistic techniques like working with alcohol inks and pochoir, painting on a black surface and carving custom stamps Insight into the world of traditional and contemporary maps and how they relate to and inspire personal mapmaking A gallery of maps by contributors from around the world to spark your own creativity From mapping your head, hands and heart to recording powerful memories or experiences, the maps in Personal Geographies are a gateway into the fascinating and meaningful world of you.

Making Art From Maps

Inspiration, Techniques, and an International Gallery of Artists

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Author: Jill K. Berry

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 162788856X

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Journey through the craft of Making Art with Maps. From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author of Map Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists.

Jewelry Lab

52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal

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Author: Melissa Manley

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610581407

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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DIVJewelry Lab uses brevity to ignite a passion for working the metals processes and learning about all the ways metal can be used. It provides aspiring metalsmiths and jewelry makers a way to learn fundamental techniques that is quick and fun. In addition to the basic skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing, the book covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and other experimental techniques. This is not a project book; rather, it is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals processes down into very specific experiments, such as texturing or plastic deformation of metal, with no goal in mind other than to experience how metal moves. Readers learn to understand more about metal, how to master it, and gain a deep, thoughtful underlying appreciation for process and method, becoming entranced with finely crafting objects with great care./div

Drawing Comics Lab

52 Exercises on Characters, Panels, Storytelling, Publishing & Professional Practices

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Author: Robyn Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1592538126

Category: Art

Page: 136

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Do you dream of becoming a comic artist? Drawing Comics Lab covers all of the basic steps necessary to produce a comic, from the first doodle to the finished publication. This easy-to-follow book is designed for the beginning or aspiring cartoonist; both children and adults will find the techniques to be engaging and highly accessible. Featured artists include: - James Sturm - Tom Hart - Jessica Abel - Matt Madden - Eddie Campbell - And many others Start your comic adventures today with Drawing Comics Lab!

The Art of Illustrated Maps

A Complete Guide to Creative Mapmaking's History, Process and Inspiration

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Author: John Roman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440339627

Category: Art

Page: 208

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While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, The Art of Illustrated Maps traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps.

You Are Here

Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

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Author: Katharine A. Harmon

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984308

Category: Design

Page: 191

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Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention. You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You are Here gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.

Map As Art, The: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

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Author: Katharine Harmon,Gayle Clemans

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987620

Category: Art

Page: 255

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Arranged by themes including personal terrain, inner visions, and global reckoning, a catalog collects 350 works by an international range of artists creating map-related works of art.

From Here to There

A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association

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Author: Kris Harzinski

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1616891874

Category: Art

Page: 224

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From Here to There celebrates these ephemeral documents--usually forgotten or tossed aside after having served their purpose--giving them their due as artifacts representing stories from people's lives around the world. There is the young woman suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis who created maps of the Humira injections on her stomach and thighs to help her remember the sites, and give them time to heal. Or the young boy who imagined a whole country for ants and put it to paper. Lucas from Australia drew an obsessively detailed map of his local traffic island, and a teenage girl contributed a map of her high school locker. Two American tourists got lost in the Bulgarian mountains following the hand drawn map of a local, and Britanny from Denmark drew directions to an animal rights protest in Copenhagen. The maps featured in From Here to There are as varied and touching as the stories they tell.

Paint Lab

52 Exercises inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method

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Author: Deborah Forman

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610589475

Category: Art

Page: 136

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DIVPaint Lab is packed with unique and experimental techniques and ideas in painting. This hands-on book is organized into 52 units, which may, but don't need to be explored on a weekly basis. The labs can be worked on in any order, so that you can flip around to learn a new mixed-media technique or be inspired by a particular painting theme or application. The underlying message of this book is that, as an artist, you should learn and gain expertise through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, rather you will find new forms of expression in your work and gain confidence in your skills./divDIV /divDIVDesigned to inform and inspire new artists and rekindle passion for painting in experienced artists, this book offers a range of exercises broken down by theme: Who (artist-inspired), What (tools and materials), When (a time-based concept), Where (a sense of place), and How (inspired by a technique or method). /divDIV /divDIVPaint Lab is illustrated with brilliant full-color images and multiple examples of each exercise. This book offers you a visual, non-linear approach to learning painting techniques, and reinforces a fun and fearless approach to creating art./div

How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps

A Creative Guide with Tips, Tricks, and Projects

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Author: Helen Cann

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452175292

Category: Art

Page: 192

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With wonderful examples and easy-to-follow instructions, this beautifully illustrated how-to book makes it simple and fun to create one-of-a-kind hand-drawn maps. Helpful templates, grids, and guidelines complement a detailed breakdown of essential cartographic elements and profiles of talented international map artists. From city maps and family trees to treasure maps, palmistry charts, platformgame maps, and more, the wide range of projects collected here will satisfy first-time cartographers as well as veteran mapmakers inspired by the popular map art trend.

The Art of Map Illustration

A step-by-step artistic exploration of contemporary cartography and mapmaking

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Author: James Gulliver Hancock,Hennie Haworth,Stuart Hill,Sarah King

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633224856

Category: Art

Page: 144

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In The Art of Map Illustration, four well-known artists take you on a journey through their unique techniques to mapmaking with a range of media, including pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media, plus tips and advice for working digitally. Each artist provides a brief overview of their recommended tools and materials, along with tips and inspiration for using, exploring, and experimenting with the medium. From intricate line drawings, to bold and colorful city maps, you will bring your favorite locations to life, and use visual storytelling to express time and place. Packed with engaging instruction, professional tips, and beautiful finished artwork, The Art of MapIllustration is the perfect resource for contemporary artists seeking to learn the time-treasured art form of cartography.

Art Lab for Kids

52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

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Author: Susan Schwake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1592537650

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7359

Presents art lessons for art projects of varying styles including drawing, printmaking, and mixed media.

Art Quilt Maps

Capture a Sense of Place with Fiber Collage--a Visual Guide

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Author: Valerie S. Goodwin

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607056828

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

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Presents instructions on how to make quilted maps using fabric collage techniques and designs based on maps, and features a photo gallery of quilt maps by the author and her students.

All about Maps

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Author: Sandu Publishing

Publisher: Gingko Press Editions

ISBN: 9781584236269

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Graphic designers and illustrators are todays cartographers, charting lands real and mythic, from gorgeous renderings in the fields of travel and recreation to stylized representations of the worlds of our favorite games or fantasy series. Tangible or virtual, maps have the singular ability to show us our place in the world, from where we are to where we are going. At the same time, they can convey information in a graphic way that enhances our experience of those places through creative embellishment. Some include infographics, which elevate their functionality, while others offer beautiful simplicity, incorporating stunning artwork more appropriate for gallery walls. Whereas the mapmakers of previous centuries used their abilities on limiting the unknown, todays pioneering designers are focused on showing us what is possible.

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids

52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park

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Author: Liz Heinecke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631591150

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Learn physics, chemistry and biology in your own backyard! At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own backyard, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using the great outdoors. Science can be found all around in nature. Backyard Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. Backyard Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to learn about physics, chemistry and biology in their backyards. Learn scientific survival skills and even take some experiments to the playground! Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.

Get Mapmaking

How to get Creative with Maps

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Author: Rian Hughes

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237629

Category:

Page: 96

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Explore your creative side with the cool tasks in this book! Rian Hughes will show you how to: Map your room Plan a secret passage Make a treasure map Create constellations Plot out a secret garden Draw a weather map And much more... so Get Mapmaking!

Hand Drawn Maps?

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Author: Helen Cann

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500293157

Category: Cartography

Page: 192

View: 8062

Hand Drawn Maps is a fun 'how to' book about hand drawn cartography. It is introduced by a brief history of maps and map making, followed by five sections covering everything you need to know to make your own maps. Section 1 covers the practicalities, so by the end of it you are equipped to create your own map using compasses, neatlines, cartouche, handlettering, and your own symbols. Section 2 looks at different types of map, from picture and word maps to architectural blueprints and video game maps. Section 3 uses a wide range of examples to show the reader how to create maps of places, from early strip maps used to describe the journeys taken by 18th-century stagecoaches to dungeon and treasure maps. Section 4 covers maps of ideas. There are exercises throughout to enable the reader to build on the knowledge they have just gained. The book is completed by six stand-alone projects.