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In our depictions of place, what doors does art open that a medium like photography just can’t access?

AS SOMEONE WITH LITTLE TO NO ARTISTIC TALENT, I’m fascinated by the ways in which people are able to describe place when freed from the constraints of language and camera lenses. Used effectively, fantastical images, iconography / typography, and journal sketches like those below transmit not only details of place, but the ‘feel’ of how individuals interact with it.

How would you creatively illustrate your home? Share your work in the comments.

[Note: All images and artist notes come courtesy of our friends at Global Yodel, who remind us that "one's home is another's destination." Check them out.]

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Hal Amen

Hal Amen is a managing editor at Matador. His personal travel blog is WayWorded.

  • Global Yodel

    Thanks Matador! This looks great.

  • Jesse Weinberg

    Thank you for the nice Global Yodel write up Hal. Much appreciated! I love the Matador Network!

    • Hal Amen

      you bet, jesse. thanks to you and your artists for sharing the work. great stuff.

  • Angela Navarra

    Thanks for including me and great to be among such talent!

    • Don Rich


  • Jason Sanqui

    Cool illustration collection.

  • Owen Jones

    Thanks for the feature!

  • Owen Jones

    Thanks for the feature!

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