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Welcome to little hand-drawn maps, a site that seeks to aggregate maps that have been drawn informally, personally, and that are for the most part specific to a particular journey.  This last characteristic makes them both temporary, and yet distinctly significant within the context of the journey(s) they were drawn for.

This has come about as a somewhat belated (in the region of years) project I had once envisioned, but had for the most part forgotten about.  Having just moved house, through my obligatory spring cleaning I found a couple of little maps that I had saved for this very occasion.  As they tend to be written on scrap bits of paper, they subsequently get discarded or lost… temporary paths and journeys easily forgotten… this is no less true for my own ‘collection’, but I’ll keep rummaging to see what I can find.

The motivation behind this site is to encourage people to submit little hand-drawn maps they have drawn, had drawn-for them, or even found.  Bringing these little maps together, the idea is to offer a means of interrupting our sense of the ways in which we map, and perceive maps, of our world. Please see the about section regarding submissions.

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