For thousands of years maps have been the staple tool to help travelers explore the world around them. While many of us nowadays depend on technology to find out where to go and what to do (a trend that will likely only continue to grow given Google’s recent purchase of travel guide company Frommer’s), one site is looking to keep the old skill alive and vibrant. They Draw and Travel encourages artists to create maps highlighting unique spots in some of their favourite locations.
Currently, all maps are available for sale, with part of the proceeds supporting the individual artists. The group also plans to release a book sometime in the future. To highlight some of the great work being done by They Draw and Travel, and their contributing artists, check out these 15 creative, beautifully designed, travel maps: