Hand Made Maps is a commercial artwork studio, formed in 1991 as a development
of the illustrated maps created by David Atkinson. The company is known for a multiplicity
of styles and approaches - this variety has become the Hand Made Maps trademark.
Essentially specialising in illustration rather than cartography, the work is seen within a
tradition of illustrated maps that goes back to the beginning of printing and earlier.
Being 'hand-made', the emphasis in the work is on drawing, painting, hand-lettering etc.,
although since 1997 digital techniques have increasingly been incorporated into the process