I make pen and ink maps that are accurate, informative, interesting, attractive, and fun. Yes, you can actually use them to see what highways run through your town, but more likely you can discover some hidden gem about a corner of your state where you’ve never been.
Maps have been my thing for a long time. I loved them as a kid, got two degrees in cartography, and worked in the field for many years. But I always felt like something got lost as the processes became more and more computerized: efficient, yes; artistic, no! So I started doing what I had always loved – drawing pen and ink maps. The computer can help with the process, but the basic ink-on-paper technique is the same as it’s always been – and I like it, as I always have.
And I make no apologies about reproducing them at a cost that anyone can afford. This includes letterpress – a gloriously tactile print at a reasonable cost – and digital pigment prints whose bright colors make for a lovely print to hang on your wall.