Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
London is a big city, an old city, a busy city, a great city, and a culturally hyperactive city. Illustrator Jenni Sparks collaborated with Evermade to hand draw the "defnitive cultural map of London," full of insider pop-culture references, actual Underground routes, pubs, all relevant landmarks, and stereotypes. Available as a print now.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
If you live in and/or know about San Francisco, you know that it is a small, crowded urban area built upon the most non-city like terrain with some of the more odd street paths and grids of all American cities. SF-based illustrator Jennifer Maravillas captures the odd layout by painting nearly every block of the city in a different color scheme. Bonus if you know where our office is.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The current London Underground map, designed by Harry Beck in 1931, is extremely easy to use but geographical takes many liberties. In fact, it makes the cityscape of London appear quite simple (which it isn't). Mark Noad took the geographic subtleties of wider London and applied it to his own redesign of the Tube Map.