Example Map: ScotlandThe July Annual introduces a new contributor to our subscription: Steff Worthington, who’s beautiful map artwork you can peruse on his WordPress page.

Inspired by one of his maps – a depiction of Athurian quasi-historical Britain – the style produces clear, legible and very beautiful maps. They are based on a selection of bitmap textures, accentuated by a small selection of symbols and careful text labelling. Take a look at the example map of Scotland (done in CC3) shown here and compare it to Steff’s original artwork.

As a subscriber you can download the June Annual issue from your registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2014, you can do so here.


Kingdom of HavenlandThe May issue of the Annual 2014 contains an overland style by a new contributing artist: Glynn Seal of MonkeyBlood Design. We recently became aware of his beautiful Havenland set of symbols for overland maps, and luckily Glynn was more than willing to create a set for the Annual.

More than a hundred carefully crafted symbols and a complete set of bitmap textures make this style another great selection for your overland maps. As usual for the Annual, a mapping guide takes you through drawing a map in this style step by step.

The May Annual is now available from the registration page for current subscribers. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you’ll find more information on the Annual 2014 product page.

Interested in the history of cartography and the quest of mapping the earth’s globe on a flat piece of paper? Want your imaginary world to have a touch of realism or believability? Than the March Annual issue is for you. Check out more than a dozen new templates, showing different map projections, and instructions on how to convert these into your favorite mapping style.

If you are an Annual subscriber, log into your registration page to download it. If not, you can subscribe to the Cartographer’s Annual 2014 here.
Orthogonal Polar Template

DeRust ExpansionAs a thank you for our loyal Annual customers, and to make up for the free version of the November hex style (included in CC3 Update 11), we have released an extra Annual issue. It expands on TJ Vandel’s DeRust Overland style of September.

The already huge collection of more than 400 symbols of mountains, hills, and other natural features, gets extended by two more symbol sets of different colorations and textures. Download the December bonus issue from your registration page.

The expansion pack DeRust Overland includes

  • 464 new bitmap symbols in four new catalogs
  • 2 new bitmap fills
  • 3 new drawing tools
  • 2 updated template wizards
  • 1 example map (fcw and png)
  • 1 3-page mapping explaining the new features

P.S.: The re-subscription offer for the Annual 2014 will become available shortly. We’ll keep you posted.

The December Annual issue is now available from each subscriber’s registration page. This issue completes the trio of drawing styles based in the 1930s Baedeker travel guides: Floorplans, city street maps, and now overland maps.

The 1930s Overland style uses an uncommon (for CC3) method to depict hills and mountains, and in doing so the mapping guide takes a close look at the Symbols Along/Escarpment command in CC3.

County of Shealagh

While the December entry, this Annual issue is not the last one for this year. We’ll be releasing a bonus issue towards mid-December, expanding on the DeRust overland style.

The latest Annual issue is now available for subscribers from their registration page. The November Annual consists of a new hex mapping style based on the Bitmap Overland style that comes with CC3.

Templates, symbols and tools allow you to create a hex-based setting map in minutes, giving you that old-school explorer feeling with modern graphics! Check out this sample map of “The Warring Isles”:

The Warring Isles

Check out the freshly released September issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2013. TJ Vandel, an amazing fantasy cartographer and Cartographer’s Guild regular (user name Schwarzkreuz), created a huge selection of bitmap symbols for your mapping pleasure. We compiled them into this new overland style.

Here’s a little preview of the upcoming July annual by Pär Lindström. Check out his nice black and white style.
Example Pär Lindström BW

You can subscribe to the Cartographer’s Annual 2013 here.

We’ve just released the June issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2013. Check out the Comic Book look of this vector overland style.
Comic Book Map
This style has been inspired by the artwork of illustrator James Stowe.

We have released the April issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2013: The Midgard World overland style. Created in cooperation with Kobold Press and Jonathan Roberts, this style recreates the maps published in the Midgard fantasy campaign setting and the accompanying iPad atlas. You can now add your own regional maps for this setting, or recreate another world in the same mapping style.

CA76 Example

Even better, the Midgard World style is compatible with the Jon Roberts overland style from the Annual Vol 5. They can be combined for a greatly enlarged variety of symbols and fill styles.

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