I can’t remember when I noticed CartoCreative on Etsy, but I’ve been ogling their lovely cartographic art for some time now. Check them out this Saturday at Etsy: Made in Canada! I know I will.
(Click images to go to CartoCreative’s website)
Products: Geographic Art Prints
Price Range: $20 – $150
How did this all begin?
Stephen and I (Mel) met at a high school for the arts. In university, I studied business and urban planning, while Stephen went for cartography and art. We were always looking at ways to combine our interests and make a company. After graduation, we did some travelling throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa and when we returned, we thought it would be a cool idea to draw some of the places we had been as keepsakes. Friends of ours kept suggesting we sell the art, but we couldn’t part with it, until someone suggested we make prints, and from that, CartoCreative was born.
It’s amazing being able to work together, explore new places and come up with new ideas. The most challenging part is finding time to do everything we want to do. All of our work is made by hand, so it is pretty time-consuming, but it’s worth it. I wouldn’t trade what we have for anything.
(All images used with permission.)