The Art of Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map

We’ve seen so many different types of cartography in our time. From the archive replicas in our map room to illustrated maps by new artists. It’s so interesting to see how it is evolving as an art and how different people interpret maps differently. The Art of Cartographics is a collection of maps that showcases the most creative and interesting design projects from around the world. It features geographical maps, fictional maps and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, economic and political maps. Here is a glimpse of what’s inside: Read More The Art of Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map

Mappy Monday – Europe Passport Covers Map

We’ve definitely entered Autumn. Between getting our coats out and gathering conkers, we’ve been reflecting on all the great adventures we have had this summer.  Read More Mappy Monday – Europe Passport Covers Map

The Travel News- September 23rd 2016

A map made out of flowers, some arty zebra crossings, a man doing a Tom Hanks and you can stay in a tent in someone’s London garden for £30 a night. Hey, the travel news is in. Read More The Travel News- September 23rd 2016

Mappy Monday- Alice Tait’s illustrations

Here is an illustrator that certainly puts the ‘art’ in ‘cartography’.  Alice Tait’s drawings have been featured on book covers, in magazine articles and on home products ranging from tea towels to lemon juice. We are especially fond of her London range as it features a beautifully illustrated map of central London capturing some of the most famous streets and landmarks.   Alice told us a bit about herself and her illustrations. Read More Mappy Monday- Alice Tait’s illustrations