Berlin: Mapped by Jenni Sparks

by Sara · 05.12.2013 · Made In Berlin, Places · 131 comments

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!

Buy the Hand Drawn Map of Berlin here.

  1. I want this map!

    It looks great.

  2. WOW..genial..

  3. Yes! This is an absolutely brilliant map, I’d love to win it!
    Thanks for the opportunity,

  4. Excellent competition, this map is awesome! Would love to have it!

  5. tolles geschenk für freunde!!

  6. Das wäre so schön für Weinachten ! #Berlin

  7. oh, I’d love to put this on my wall… fingers crossed!

  8. Map me up, bitte!

  9. wundervoll!

  10. I need this map for getting lost in my beloved Berlin?!

  11. maxikreisch, looove it. And so would my wall :)

  12. map me in there, somewhere cool

  13. made with so much love. would love to get one!

  14. wow für soviel liebe und zeit. ist großartig geworden. die hätte ich unfassbar gerne.

  15. Wow yeah

  16. can’t think of any better map to explore Berlin. definitely want one on my blank wall.

  17. I love it!! Would love one

  18. Echt geil!! Beautiful Map!! Absolutely love it.

  19. So many feels! Awesomeness in a print.

  20. Leaving Berlin after 2 years and I’d love to take this home!

  21. Schön..Ick möchte dat ey! Beautiful I am interested as well.

    Der Inder Berliner
  22. Ich nehm’ 10 und dann noch eine!

  23. ui. das hätte ich gern.

  24. Would love a shot at putting this beaut up on my wall.

  25. uuh, pretty please! (:

  26. DO WANT :D

  27. Oh my, how gorgeous!! I’d love to have this beautiful gem :)
    [Just tweeted/ @partyheidi ]

  28. Want :)!!

  29. this is beyond gorgeous! a clear case of HABENWOLLEN :)

  30. I want one!!! =)

  31. was eine liebeserklärung an die schönste stadt der welt <3

  32. Wow! me want! <3

  33. Going to Berlin for the first time ever with my wife this Christmas. This map would kill two birds with one stone: i)Helping me track down the hippest cafes in Kreuzberg and ii)Making one beautiful present for the Mrs.

    Please please please!

  34. Please!

  35. Willhaben!!!


  36. I so want this! I’m moving to Berlin in one week and this would be perfect for our new home :) Pretty please!

  37. amazing creation ;-) love and want it for me !

  38. Wow, this map is awesome! I would love to put it on my wall, so I can plan some nice trips :)

  39. Make me happy…

  40. This is so cool!

  41. a traum

  42. Superbe! I miss Berlin very much and it would be great to have this map to put on my walls!
    Thanks for sharing!

  43. ooooh such a cute present for my girl!!:)

  44. although i would love to have it by myself.. what a pity!:)

  45. OH JA!

  46. sehr gern.

  47. Live and love Berlin since 10 years , Please let me hang this in my livingroom :) <3

  48. Oooooh….That would be brilliant. I’d love to be in the game. (And win the beautiful map.)

  49. Beautiful!

  50. Toll. Bitte hierher!

  51. Beautiful and a perfect christmas gift for our kitchen :-)

  52. Oh, würde die sich gut in meiner Wohnung machen…

  53. das nehme ich!

  54. Dear Santa, how are you?

  55. wunderschön!

  56. YES! I would definitely love this. Would help my 3 kids always remember their home here in Berlin.

    Aaron Alexander
  57. Perfect present for my best friend who always gets lost in big Berlin! :)

  58. Pretty Please, I love this and i would love to own it!
    Thanks and merry Christmas

  59. Love this!

  60. Great work of art, with a purpose! Love it.

  61. good damn I want it so hard

  62. oh how beautiful! i really looove it.. and it would fit so perfectly in my new hallway.. <3 wanna have!!

  63. Oh ja!

  64. Incredible map! I really want it! :D

  65. Großartigst!

  66. Ja, ja, für den Flur! Möchte mitmachen!

  67. Made with so much love!
    I want it so bad!!! :D

  68. Awesome work! I was looking for a longtime for a unique and with so much love for detail hand-drawn map of Berlin. I would love to polish up my walls at home with Jenni’s Berlin map.

  69. Super!
    Würde gut in unsere neue Wohnung passen, also her damit! :)

  70. Wonderful! It would be perfect in my living room.

  71. Großartig! Bitte bitte bitte :)

  72. I like it and want it, oh ja

  73. Love this map! would really like to add it to my Berlinabilia…

  74. I’ve been eying this for ages! I want it sooo bad!!

  75. Would be happy to hang such a dynamic, living map alongside the following quote…

    “Berlin ist eine Stadt, verdammt dazu, ewig zu werden, niemals zu sein.” Karl Scheffler


  76. Sehr sehr schön! Wäre toll zu Weihnachten!

  77. so beautiful!!

  78. WOW!! Super schöne Karte :)

  79. richtig cool!

  80. nie wieder verirren!

  81. This is what I need for not feeling that bad now that I’m leaving Berlin. Great work. I want it so bad!

  82. Wunderschön!

  83. gimmedat!

  84. Das wäre toll!!

  85. This is beautiful! I have lives for 4 years in Berlin and many friends get a map from the transport system and then when visitors come over we always pin where we live. This is even cooler, -and incidentally, I don’t have one on my wall yet, so… – could I pretty please with sugar on top (and a cherry!) have one? :)

  86. Ich musste vor einer Weile leider aus Berlin wegziehen. Nach Frankfurt, of all places. Und weil ich fast jeden Tag davon träum’, irgendwann mal wieder an die Spree zurückzukommen, würd ich mir dieses wunderbare Stück Arbeit als Landkarte meiner Träume an die große Wand in der Küche hängen und beim Morgenkaffee einen Kiezspaziergang unternehmen – jeden Tag der Woche in einem anderen Bezirk, garniert mit den vielen tausend Bildern in meinem Kopf, die mir die große Stadt geschenkt hat…

  87. Want! Big time!

  88. Joa, die würd ich auch gern gewinnen

  89. Trapped in Neukölln.

    Please map me out!

  90. Ick nehm se!

  91. Truly beautiful! i want it!

  92. AWESOME MAP :) Wedding 65 YEAH! ;)

  93. Dear Santa of Finding B,

    here I have my say: I want the Hand Drawn Map of Berlin.

  94. want want!

  95. nice one!

  96. wünsche mir nichts sehnlicher :)

  97. meine wand wäre entzückt, wenn sie sich mit dieser karte schmücken dürfte!

  98. Love it.

  99. Yes please!

  100. Ich zieh bald um und das würde sich echt gut machen in der neuen Wohnung!

  101. THIS IS IT!

  102. toll toll toll!

  103. So my birthday’s on the 16th…(just sayin’)


  105. I want that map sooooo bad! It has been on my wishlist for ages!

  106. would love to win this!

  107. such a great piece of art!

  108. ME WANT. amazing stuff. :D

  109. Would love to win it!

  110. i would love to win this beauty!

  111. Having just moved to Berlin this would be such a useful thing to have, awesome map!

  112. looks awesome :)

  113. ahhh, if only it could be mine…

  114. my life is empty without maps

  115. Die Karte könnte bestimmt mein HEIMWEH ein bisschen mildern. Ich bin in Berlin aufgewachsen und lebe nun seit knapp einem Jahr in Köln und ich vermisse meine Heimat Berlin sooo dolle. :/
    Berlin wird immer in meinem HERZEN sein, aber vielleicht demnächst auch zusätzlich noch an meiner WAND..!? :)

  116. die karte ist der knalla

  117. I’d love to hang a map on the wall of our new apartment here in Berlin – would be a great start!

  118. Simply amazing

  119. No, no, no, I don’t want this map! Seriously! I don’t like it!

  120. Great! Waiting for a map of Paris as well! :)

    Anna-Maija Sohn
  121. nice scheiße! ich will es besitzen!

  122. This would look amazing in my new cafe in Glasgow!

  123. Love it!

    annaleigh Grace
  124. Mutti´s Weihnachtsgeschenk!!! <3

  125. Großartigst!! Das wäre das ideale Geschenk für meinen kleinen Bruder, der leider aus Berlin wegziehen musste…

  126. ich will das meinem freund schenken der coolerweise mit mir zusammen wohnt sodass es auch ein geschenk für mich wäre. ich fux!

  127. das genialste Geschenk für meinen Vater, der so gerne solche Karten mag :)

  128. Gesehen und gedacht: die muss ich haben! Wundervoll!

    Julia van der Vorst
  129. Beautiful amazing incredible YES PLEASE!

  130. A beautiful map – I would love to have one for Christmas!

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