Top 5 Contemporary Artists Who Use Maps in Their Work (2019)

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Looking for the best contemporary artists who use maps in their work? Then you definitely want to check out this list!

With an explosion of vintage, urban, abstract, and world map art everywhere you look, it’s hard to miss this map art trend.

And that’s why I just KNEW I had to make this list of artists inspired by maps.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this up-to-date list of the best map art paintings and prints for sale online.

How I Picked the Best Contemporary Artists Who Use Maps

The artists I picked for this post are all gaining worldwide popularity because of their designs and the quality of their work. Their map prints are also best sellers on the art sites in which they are sold.

Additionally, I picked artists who offer their art for sale on sites that I know, love, and trust.


Vintage, Antique World Map Art by Diego Tirigall

Vintage and Antique Map Prints by Diego Tiriball
Vintage and Antique Map Prints by Diego Tiriball

If you like the look of world map art on wood, then you definitely want to check out Diego Tirigall’s art prints.

See images of Tirigall’s art on iCanvas.

To view Diego Tirigall’s map prints only:

  1. Click on the iCanvas link above.
  2. Look on the left part of the screen where it says Subject.
  3. Click on Maps.

Tirigall’s art has a vintage and antique look that is very eclectic.

Using canvases, he adds layers of paint, scrapes some of it off, and adds even more layers of paint and materials. This gives his artwork captivating textures.


Map Art by Michael Tompsett

Map Art Prints by Michael Tompsett
Map Art Prints by Michael Tompsett

Be prepared to be amazed by hundreds of map prints and items available in Michael Tompsett’s Redbubble store.

→  See images of Tompsett’s art on Redbubble.

Michael Tompsett worked 12 years as a senior designer in London, England. Now, he lives a couple thousand miles south of Spain and is a full-time artist.
His map collections include:

  • World Map Prints
  • City Map Prints
  • Country Map Prints
  • Children’s Animal Map Prints

Just click on one of the links above, click on the artwork that strikes your eye, and scroll down to see all the items that are printed with that image.

Art Prints of the World Map, Cities, and Countries by Michael Tompsett
Map Prints for Sale by Michael Tompsett

Items that are sold with Tompsett’s map art include:

  • Wall Art – Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas, Photographic, Art Board, Metal, Tapestries, and Acrylic Blocks
  • Home Decor – Pillows, Cushions, Duvets, Mugs, and Clocks
  • iPhone – Cases, Skins, and Wallets
  • Galaxy – Cases and Skins
  • iPad – Cases and Skins
  • Laptop – Sleeves and Skins
  • Stationary – Cards, Postcards, Stickers, Spiral Notebooks, Hardcover Journals, and Calendars
  • Bags – Totes, Studio Pouches, and Drawstring Bags
  • And much more.

Redbubble offers millions of unique gift ideas from independent artists around the world. There’s something there for EVERYONE.


Canadian Map Prints by Saltwreck

Canadian Art Prints for Sale by Saltwreck Inc.
Canadian Art Prints for Sale by Saltwreck Inc.

If you’re a proud Canadian, then you definitely want to check out Saltwreck’s Canadian map prints on Etsy.

→  See images of Saltwreck’s art on Etsy.

The Saltwreck founders, Miguel D’Eon and Mark Dunkley, use a small print shop in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Being huge advocates of sourcing everything locally, their map prints are 100% made in the Maritimes.

These double exposure works of art all have a famous Canadian symbol with a map of a province, city, district, or another popular place. They make the perfect gift for any Canadian as there’s a print for every corner of the country.

These prints are red and white, the official Canadian colors, or black and white. Each print has a contemporary, minimalistic style and is printed on high-quality, textured, archival canvas paper.

The best part:

If you’re in Canada, shipping is free on every order.

Note: The map prints do not come framed, but these prints are designed to fit standard frame sizes (Amazon).

* International shipping was not available at the time I wrote this post.


Personalized City Map Prints by iLikeMaps

City Map Prints for Sale by iLikeMaps
City Map Prints by iLikeMaps

From vibrant colors to black and white city map prints and home decor, iLikeMaps on Etsy is definitely worth checking out.

→  See more images of iLikeMaps’ art on Etsy.

The owners of iLike Maps are Olivier Gratton-Gagné (creator) and Andrée-Anne Marsan (marketing/customer service). They’re a couple from Montreal, Canada, who share a passion for maps.

Items printed with their map art include:

  • Color Prints
  • Black and White Prints
  • City Map in Chroma Colors (Saturated Colors)
  • Art Deco Maps
  • Pillows
  • Shower Curtains
  • Tote Bags
  • Phone Cases

They also offer custom maps. You pick any city and any style!

Map poster sets are also available. You can choose any city in the collection and save up to 30%.

And, shipping is free!


Map Drawings by Ed Fairburn

Ink Drawings on Maps by Ed Fairburn
Ink Drawings on Maps by Ed Fairburn

Graduating from Cardiff School of Art & Design with a BA in Illustration in 2012, Ed Fairburn has been making waves online and in exhibitions.

His imaginative drawings on maps and other pre-patterned surfaces have caught my eye and the eye of many.

→  See Fairburn’s map drawings on Saatchi Art*.

Using pen and ink on reproduced maps, he seems to be focus on women’s facial expressions. This, along with his subtle color palette, makes his artwork both simple and mesmerizing.

* Unfortunately, Fairburn’s work was only available for viewing and not for sale on Saatchi Art at the moment of writing this post. Let’s hope that changes soon! I’m a big fan!


iCanvas’ Map Art Collection

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

→ Then check out iCanvas’ Map Art Collection!

Contemporary Framed and Canvas Map Art Prints - Available on iCanvas
Contemporary Framed and Canvas Map Art Prints (Available on iCanvas)

In the year 2018 (and now 2019), iCanvas has become one of my favorite online art sites to buy canvas art prints and framed prints.

And, in my opinion, the prices are amazing for its excellent quality (and free shipping in the contiguous United States.

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