Mike has been fascinated by maps and architecture for as long as he can remember. Growing up in the New Town of Harlow, UK, he spent endless days of his childhood drawing its distinctive modernist buildings and maps of places both real and imaginary.

Since graduating from the University of Westminster in 2008, Mike has developed a specialism in map illustration and architectural drawings. He has worked for a variety of clients including large publishers, organisations, magazines and small businesses, whilst maintaining his own business selling his print designs to the public through his online store and London-based stockists. Mike was based in London for 9 years before moving to Valencia in Spain in 2014.

Mike is represented in the UK and worldwide by the agency IllustrationX. Please direct any commission enquiries to them via the email addresses on the left.


Atlas of Design Vol. VI edited by Nat Case, Aaron Koelker, Josh Ryan and Tracy Tien (North American Cartographic Information Society, 2022)
Atlas of Design Vol. IV edited by Lauren Tierney, Alethea Steingisser and Caroline Rose (North American Cartographic Information Society, 2018)
Cartography by Kenneth Field (Esri Press, 2018)
Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map (Sendpoints, 2017)
All About Maps edited by Sandu Publishing (Ginko Press, 2016)
Mind The Map: Illustrated Maps and Cartography edited by Antonis Antoniou, Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann (Gestalten, 2015)


Illustrated Travel Book of the Year (for Atlas of Imagined Places), Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2022
Cartoon Arts Trust Young Cartoonist of the Year, 2005

Selected exhibitions:

December 2020-January 2021: "Mike Hall's Boroughs of London", Of Cabbages & Kings, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16
September-October 2020: "The Journey of Illustration", Blackstone Apartments, 1331 Middle Fu Xing Road, Shanghai
September 2013: “drawn.”, theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2
November-December 2012: “Secret London”, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London WC2
June 2011: Creekside Open 2011, APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, London SE8
October 2010: “Made In Britain”, London Miles Gallery, Westbourne Studios, Acklam Road, London W10
August 2006: “London Lives”, Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1


  • Mapping London'A Retro Style Map' by Ollie O'Brien, November 2014
  • Mapping London'Smiley's London' by Ollie O'Brien, August 2017
  • Londonist'Get A Retro-Style Map Of Your London Borough' by Matt Brown, November 2018
  • Gràffica: 'Mike Hall, el diseñador que imagina desde Valencia los nuevos planos de las ciudades' by Vicent Molins, January 2019 (in Spanish)
  • Hidden Europe: 'The Map-Maker: From Brockley to Valencia' by Nicky Gardner, July 2020