Even though I never use maps in real life (and heavily rely on my car's GPS to get around), I've been obsessed with maps lately and the different ways that they can be presented. I'm loving the work of illustrator Masako Kubo. The way she draws maps make me want to wander around whatever city or area she's capturing.
these are so beautifully designed!
Love the way they are Japanese but have a French feel to them 🙂
These are beautiful, love the feel of them and the details. I love maps, I based my last project at uni around the marks made on maps
Totally agree! Love everything map-related, and these ones are particularly beautiful!
These are lovely. Do you mind sharing what book is featured in the third image from the top?
I agree, these maps totally capture you and make you want to explore the mapped city. Thank you for sharing!
I have also been obsessed with maps lately. I need something like this for my soon to be born daughters room!
Maps are amazing. It’s a good thing to obsess about :p Love teh ones youve shared.
My boyfriend loves exploring google maps/earth. I’ve been contemplating finding some really cool print of a map for our wall. Bigger the better 🙂
These are so beautiful-truly works of art! I love that her illustrated maps really show a personality to the location, imply a love for the city, and are full of inspiration! Very cool!
This book is SO beautiful in person! (My friend Rebecca of Field Office worked on the text for it)… Anyway for all you MAP fanatics, I’m teaching an ongoing/join anytime map design class on Skillshare (all levels welcome) 🙂 http://skl.sh/11RQ8Ig
Wow, so beautiful and incredibly detailed!
Alex from http://www.polkadottedpixels.com
her maps were always in the back of a magazine (can’t remember which one off the top of my head) and i would collect them and frame them. love it!
This makes me so happy! I personally met Masako when I was in tokyo in April, as I was trying to meet up with fellow illustrators, and she is so lovely and oh so humble in person. yay masako!
gorgeous! i love all the creative designs!
So beautiful and creative:)
Much more fun compared to a traditional map;)
These are beautifully designed, Joy, thanks for sharing!
Beautiful work, thank you for sharing! Just ordered the Map of the World book as a Father’s Day gift for my husband; I think he’ll love it.
I love well designed, cute maps. These are great!
I LOVE illustrative maps! I used to do it for the magazine i worked for.. so much fun!
but i still wish i have my very own distinctive style like the one you have posted!!
I love maps and these look amazing.
I see these in magazines sometimes and always have wanted to draw one as pretty too. I love them.
these are beautiful! my husband loves maps and i think this gives me an idea for his next gift. thanks so much for sharing!