About the artist

I love staring at maps.

If I enter a room with a map on the wall, I will immediately be drawn to it. Then I'll spend way more time analyzing it than I would any other decor. This really started about 10 years ago when I moved to the Rocky Mountains. My newfound affinity for the landscapes of the American West had me doing a lot of research and exploring. When I'm in a new place I'm often mentally stitching together what I see with what I recall from the maps I've studied. Maps relate an enormous amount of information and are such a powerful tool for understanding our environment.

If I need a map to find my way around, that's easy; I've got a computer in my pocket. Whenever I've had an idea for a map I'd like to hang on my wall, I'd shop around for a while only to discover that it doesn't exist. I've created digital art in all forms for many years, so it was only a matter of time before I decided to make my own maps. I started asking myself, "What would have been the perfect map to find in those situations?" I hope you've made it here because you have a passion for adventure and would appreciate some stylish maps to celebrate your experiences.

These days when I'm not purveying maps on the internet I can be found dabbling in various mountain sports around Sun Valley, Idaho. If you like pictures of rocks and trees, you're welcome to follow me on Instagram.

Derek Percoski