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We're excited to announce that our book, From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association is available for pre-order from Amazon. The book features an exclusive collection of maps and will be available this October.

Timeline of Activities


A collection of maps is featured in the summer issue of Bookforum. Illustrating a special section on utopia and dystopia, it features maps from our upcoming book by Dean Valadez, Kees Touw, Dorathy Lye, Clifford Eberly, Marcin Siehankiewicz, Dash Shaw, and Keith Garcia.

May 30 2010

Julia Turner from Slate magazine wrote a great article on hand drawn maps. She Does a Better Job than Map Quest, includes a nice mention of the Hand Drawn Map Association's collection.

Apr 28 2010


The HDMA will be participating in an exhibition of maps exploring the psychogeography of New York City. It will be held at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery from September 23 to November 6, 2010. The exhibition, curated by Katharine Harmon, will include a selection of maps gathered from a contest we’re running this Spring.

Apr 17 2010

Having had so much fun at the DIY Festival in Baltimore, we decide to setup a table at the Philly Zine Fest to collect maps and hand out our newest creation, a handy map of things to do in Philadelphia.

Sep 11 2009


We setup another blog, Unidentified Maps, to share the unidentified and anonymous submissions we get at the HDMA. Today the blog features all kinds of things we encounter that don't quite make sense on our main site

Sep 4 2009

A selection of maps from the HDMA’s physical archive goes on view at the Florida International University Library in Miami. Here's a list of contributors whose maps were featured in the exhibition.

Aug 6 2009

We return to Baltimore to run a workshop called Hand Drawn Baltimore at the Contemporary Museum. The workshop is part of the Reverse Ark Schoolhouse a project by Future Farmers. A few pictures from the day.

Jun 13 2009

The HDMA travels to Baltimore and sets up a table at the DIY Festival to collect maps from passersby. They even had their own hand drawn map of the space.

May 19 2009

The HDMA is invited to participate in the exhibition All Over the Map at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. We created a series of three screenprints for the show and also traveled to Sheboygan to run an open workshop on mapping.

Feb 15 2009

We finish out 2008 with a poster campaign, sending 120 posters to HDMA fans all over the world.

Nov 11 2008

The HDMA receives a little bit of press most likely thanks to a post on the popular blog, Boing Boing. The press includes an article written in the Minneapolis Star Tribune by a now frequent contributor to the HDMA, Tony Gonzalez. Interestingly, this article was read by Robin Young while in Minneapolis covering the 2008 Republican Convention. This leads to an interview on her NPR show Here & Now. We also had a nice article in the Dutch Newspaper, NRC Next.

Sep 2008

A small collection of maps is featured in the book Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design published by Die Gestalten.

Sep 2008

The Hand Drawn Map Association is founded in March 2008 with a collection of 9 maps. These first 9 maps come from a collection of maps Kris Harzinski found while cleaning and was rounded out by a few maps collected from friends.

Mar 2008

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