jenni sparks NYC map

This whimsical hand drawn…I’ll just let that sink in for a second…map of NYC may very well be the coolest I’ve ever seen. You’d better believe it has gone straight to the top of my wishlist! And it’s more than just eye candy – Illustrator Jenni Sparks spent whole three months researching and drawing all of the city’s nooks and crannies, resulting in a painstakingly detailed and accurate portrayal of our beloved urban jungle. I almost expect to find myself captured somewhere on the streets, Where’s Waldo? style. Next on her radar? Paris!

Prints of this map (along with a similar one of London) are available for purchase at Evermade.

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16 Responses to it’s all in the details

  1. Jill says:


  2. kirsteen says:

    Wow, this is amazing! So cool x

  3. Sally says:

    so cool! the detail in this is amazing… and ooooh, she’s done a london one! that’s going on my wish list :)

  4. rooth says:

    Oh man, I could very easily be all over the London map

  5. katherine says:

    Those are AWESOME! I love people who do map projects like that – I would love to do one of my hometown for myself as a wall piece.

    <3 katherine

  6. Johanna says:

    This is phenomenal. What a talent. I would love to see this framed in my office!

  7. Laicie says:

    Wow. I don’t even know what else to say — this is super awesome and amazing.

  8. I appreciate this so much! I love the details. It’s a great one!

  9. Lena says:

    Truly incredible!

  10. holly says:

    I SO appreciate this piece of art and research! And it’s beautiful to boot!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  11. Stephanie says:

    Wow, that is amazing! Looks like the artist has also done one of London… maybe Portland soon?!?!

  12. McKenna Ryan says:

    I love this!! What a wonderful post. xx. McKenna Lou

  13. Alyssa says:

    I basically love anything to do with NYC, but this is just amazing. I wish I had this kind of talent!

  14. Erica says:

    This is so cool. All the little details everywhere. I especially love that King Kong is in there.

    (I also get that Where’s Waldo vibe from this illustration… so fun!)

  15. Lynn says:

    hand drawn???? that’s amazing Gloria – i thought it was a digital render of some kind but am amazed to find out otherwise. i love it too, the colors are super fun and the darling comic-esque style is really rad :)