Dec 12, 2019
From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association
Posted by Kris Harzinski

It s a situation we are all acquainted with planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city, you draw yourself arudimentary map with detailed directions In March 2008, graphic designer Kris Harzinski founded the Hand Drawn Map Association in order to collect just such drawings of the everyday Fascinated by these accidental records of a moment in time, he sooIt s a situation we are all acquainted with planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city, you draw yourself arudimentary map with detailed directions In March 2008, graphic designer Kris Harzinski founded the Hand Drawn Map Association in order to collect just such drawings of the everyday Fascinated by these accidental records of a moment in time, he soon amassed a wide variety of maps, ranging from simple directions to fictional maps, to maps of unusual places, including examples drawn by well known historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Shackleton, and Alexander Calder From Here to There celebrates these ephemeral documentsusually forgotten or tossed aside after having served their purposegiving 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.

  • Title: From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association
  • Author: Kris Harzinski
  • ISBN: 9781568988825
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Here to There A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association It s a situation we are all acquainted with planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city you draw yourself arudimentary map with detailed directions In March graphic designer Kri

    Audrey

    While my coal-black little heart normally dislikes art books, I also happen to love maps, and you can find this book at the intersection of those interests: a collection of hand-drawn maps from around the world, along with tiny vignettes giving them some backstory. My favorite section was "Found Maps", in which people shared the maps they had stumbled across, which had still been hand-drawn by other people. My favorite? Steffanie's roommate Joel found this map when he was repairing ductwork in h [...]


    Alison

    Disclaimer: One of my maps is included in this book. That said, it's a really cool collection of a huge variety of hand drawn maps by ordinary people. It's a standard sized trade paperback (as opposed to a coffee table book), which I find a little odd for a book that is mostly images, since it's not really the kind of book people are going to throw in a purse or briefcase to read on the bus, but it is a fun book to browse, a la Katharine Harmon's The Map as Art.


    Amanda Wood

    I liked this - hand drawn maps (or even just recommendations) being something I love about travelling or even just experiencing new local places. The landmarks people choose are always interesting.


    Erika

    Pages and pages of maps. From the actual and informative ones to fictional ones. All the pages are in colour, and they are all so beautiful. I love it. (Well, I would have loved it more if it had a map of fictional worlds. Like Hogwarts and Narnia and Middle Earth. oh, you can't because of the copyright? Okay.)Found: Chronicle Books Daikanyama Tokyo (ClosingSale)


    Wink

    THE ART AND REVELATIONS OF HAND-DRAWN MAPSGoogle maps are unsurpassed for convenience and scale. Lost in this modern marvel is the unleashed personality of a hand-drawn map. Not too long ago, in order to get to a friend’s house, or to find a cool restaurant, someone would need to draw you a map on a scrap of paper. That sketched map was an abstraction, a distillation that said almost as much about the drawer as about the location. Each person compresses reality differently. The thickness of a [...]


    Sarah

    Such a lovely idea, so poorly executed.I mean, here's a really nice intricate hand-drawn map. So let's print it across two pages of a normal-sized paperback book. That way you'll have great difficulty reading much of anything, but especially the chunk of it in the middle that's going to disappear in to the bindingEssentially five stars for the concept, dinged substantially for thoughtless presentation.


    Zioluc

    Antologia del sito handmaps/ che raccoglie dagli utenti mappe disegnate a mano per gli scopi più diversi: dare indicazioni ma anche ricordare i luoghi dell'infanzia o tracciare i tramonti dalla finestra. A dispetto delle mie alte aspettative, poche sono graficamente interessanti, in compenso alcune sono davvero poetiche.


    Jeff Lewonczyk

    I love the concept here more than the execution - a collection of hand-drawn maps. How can you lose? But the result is spotty - some of the maps really aren't that interesting or unique at all, and the mass-market-sized format means that some of the most interesting ones are printed too small to explore. But there are a few gems in here, and some nice visual inspiration throughout.


    Peter

    great collection of hand drawn maps and directions -imaginary and exciting!!


    Mauri

    Kind of 'meh'. I wish the maps were bigger. It did inspire me to draw a few maps though.


    Helen

    Great book to flick through whilst relaxing with a coffee. Have read it cover to cover many times.


    Clare

    Extremely engaging, some of the maps are absolute gems. My favorites were those that created a good narrative.


    Bokoholist

    A true gem, quite unexpected.



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