Maps are a travelers most treasured home decoration. Although the generic ones are far from pretty, they’re still worth another look, time and time again. Even more so when the maps have been obviously used and scribbled on. I love seeing where people went on vacation, which sights they marked and what kind of stuff they drew on their maps.
How about a hand-drawn map, then? Maybe of Berlin? Artist Jenni Sparks apparently likes the functionality of maps, too, but decided to bring some beauty into it. After having drawn London and New York before, Berlin is finally also finished. The result is fantastic. Mind you, it’s not just a map that guides you through the streets. This map includes every popular spot of the city, drawn into little cute icons.
For someone like me, this is so much better for orientation. I don’t care about left, right, left, straightforward, and I suck at remembering street names. But I do remember the look of buildings and their functions, so to navigate from here to there or to remember something that I passed but can hardly grasp anymore, this map is just perfect. This map is made for me! The rich detail is just stunning.
And it makes for a great Christmas present, too. Seeing that we have been lazy around here, we decided to collaborate with Jenni Sparks and the amazing guys from Evermade to give one of those mesmerizing hand-drawn map prints away!
What you have to do to win the Hand Drawn Map of Berlin by Jenni Sparks:
– Please either like or share or tweet this post or leave a comment under it so we can see who wants the map!
Good luck! You can take part in this give-away til the 15th of December, so we can send it out in time (hopefully) for Christmas!