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Mike Hall

Mike Hall - International map and architectural  illustrator. Valencia

Valencia, Spain
If you’re working on a project involving illustrated maps, then Valencia-based artist Mike Hall needs to go at the top of your list of artists to consider. From vintage to modern styles, he’s an expert not only at conveying vital geographical information but also at perfectly crafting each map for his client and their audience.
These same skills are reflected in his intricately detailed architectural drawings and cityscapes. Growing up in the ‘new town’ of Harlow in Essex, Mike was surrounded by modern architecture, which caught his imagination. He’d map out entire cities of his own creation, and to realise this passion as a career he studied graphic design at the University of Westminster, later switching to Illustration for his degree. His influences include William Hogarth, Gustave Doré, Wenceslaus Hollar and the map illustrator MacDonald Gill.

Approach

Usually, Mike draws his maps and architectural illustrations by hand, before scanning them in and adding colours digitally. Some of his maps are entirely digital, using vector graphics.

Style

Architecture, topography and geography are the key subjects in Mike’s illustrations, and his style is driven by strong line work. He loves drawing busy scenes, with plenty of activity and colour, but always hones the style used for any commission to the requirements of his brief.

Awards

2005 – Cartoons Trust Young Cartoonist of the Year

Client list

Bloomsbury, Butlins, Goodwood, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and the Royal Horticultural Society are some of Mike’s recent clients.
Endpaper Map
Endpaper Map
Penguin Random House commission Mike Hall to create an endpaper map of Kiev for the new novel Independence Square.
Endpaper Map
Booked
Booked
'Booked: A Traveler's Guide To Literary Locations Around The World' is packed with the map work of Mike Hall.
Booked
Atlas of Design
Atlas of Design
Mike Hall's detailed map of Spain is chosen to appear in the prestigious Atlas of Design
Atlas of Design
Two Maps for Ecco
Two Maps for Ecco
Mike Hall creates two exquisite maps for two quite different books commissioned by the HarperCollins imprint Ecco.
Two Maps for Ecco
Butlins Resorts
Butlins Resorts
Clear and crisp map illustrations by Mike Hall are commissioned for a visitors app.
Butlins Resorts
London Map for John Le Carré
London Map for John Le Carré
Mike Hall creates an illustrated map for John Le Carré's latest spy novel.
London Map for John Le Carré
The Long Drop
The Long Drop
Barcelona based illustrator Mike Hall recently completed these intricate maps for new novel The Long Drop.
The Long Drop
The London Zodiac
The London Zodiac
Mike Hall is a contributing illustrator to 'Curiocity: In Pursuit of London'.
The London Zodiac
Countryfile Live
Countryfile Live
Mike Hall is commissioned by SME London to produce a map of the Countryfile Festival.
Countryfile Live
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
Festival of Speed
Festival of Speed
Festival of Speed
We Built this City
We Built this City
These four prints by Mike Hall can be bought from the pop-up shop 'We Built This City'.
We Built this City
Illustrator Profile - Mike Hall
Illustrator Profile - Mike Hall
Mike Hall is an illustrator of maps, architecture and crowded urban scenes.
Illustrator Profile - Mike Hall
Geomob
Geomob
Mike Hall is a guest speaker at this week's Geomob event.
Geomob
Bespoke Cocktails
Bespoke Cocktails
Mike Hall draws three illustrations for Hot Rum Cow; a drinks magazine designed and published by the Edinburgh-based agency White Light Media.
Bespoke Cocktails
We Built This City
We Built This City
We Built This City
CAF's Street Party
CAF's Street Party
CAF's Street Party
Make Architects
Make Architects
Master of detail Mike Hall completes ten architectural drawings for Make Architects.
Make Architects
Super Bowl Map
Super Bowl Map
Super Bowl Map
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