Maps Everywhere Posts

Apr 10, 2017 / FOUND

We are all familiar with Helvetica Man. He was designed in the mid 1970s as part of a system of “international” icons, in a collaborative project with the AIGA and…

Apr 7, 2017 / DISCOVERY

When I walked in the main entrance to the The National Library of Scotland, in the vaulted ceiling above, various globes dangled high above and I spied a large map…

Apr 1, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

I started it last June. It is the first major creative project of my sabbatical, and a leap of faith. I rolled it up in a tube and put it…

Mar 24, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

I like to experiment with software to try to push the boundaries of what I can make within the limits of the tool. It’s good to work with systems outside…

Feb 27, 2017 / FOUND

In my travels I often run across sculptural cast metal maps. I find these maps fascinating. They give a bird’s eye view of where you are, revealing the immediate area…

Feb 13, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

Map Detective – Burgess Park, South London was the final project for the online course I took, Maps and the Geospatial Revolution. The course was primarily about working with data…

Feb 7, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

…but near things are more related than distant things.” – that’s Tobler’s First Law of Geography. I just ticked another box on my sabbatical proposal by completing an online course,…

Jan 9, 2017 / TRAVEL
Nov 14, 2016 / DISCOVERY
Nov 1, 2016 / FOUND

Does anything strike you as odd about the drawing? This panoramic diagram is just north of St. Pancras and Kings Cross stations in North London, just across the canal from…