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October 2013

    Places & Spaces My Library

    My Library – A Map of the World ccording to Illustrators and Storytellers

    October 31, 2013

    Does anyone get the feeling i might be maps obsessed? This is another my library post and today i want to share a book i’ve had for over 6 months and that’s a constant source of inspiration to me. A map of the world according to illustrators and storytellers is another gem from the brilliant gestalten that are experts at publishing visual storytelling. I reviewed the amazing around the world here.

    So what makes visual storytelling so compelling? Well, our brains process visual information around 60,000 times faster than text. However, while you can capture someone’s attention with great visuals, you still have to captivate and communicate your message. That’s where the story side comes into play.

    In the preface it says: “only a few representation devices have been such a fountainhead of wonderment, controversy, and utility as maps have.” You’ll find an eclectic collection of more than 500 contemporary maps by today’s most sought-after artists, designers and illustrators. Some are accurate and some will be abstract. Whichever, they all represent the creative zeitgeist of contemporary cartography.

    Take a look at some of my favourites:

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Deanna halsall – an uncle’s guide to london

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Jenni sparks – hand drawn map of london

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Vic lee – london

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Rude – verona from the sky

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    i love dust – tour de france

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Loulou & tummie – smart electrique drive

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Jimmy gleeson  – we heart melbourne

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Mike lemanski – london

    A Map of the World - Colourliving

    Which map style speaks to you? Do you know or own this book? Happy weekend everyone!

  • London Life Places

    London’s Landmarks at Night

    Hello everyone. For some change, i thought it would be fun to highlight some of the fantastic architecture and landmarks of this great city. Night shots are great but…

    October 24, 2013
  • London Life Places

    The Lamb

    Greetings people. Now i’m not one to usually frequent in pubs. As a non-drinker it’s never my first choice. There are, however, some wonderful pubs around the UK, especially…

    October 17, 2013