FIE Map and Canvas Prints
23rd November, 2016
Summer has been and gone at a crazy pace and life has been very busy with work & family. Apart from a wonderful 2 week break in France I've been working flat out on a number of projects one of which is a now completed Illustrated Map of the Kensington Campus of the Foundation for International Education who are based in West London.
I was commissioned by FIE London to design an illustrated map of their West London Campus which could be used on promotional materials and brochures. At the same time FIE also commissioned to design a much larger and more detailed version of the map to be printed and hung on a stretched canvas for display in their office.
Both maps feature many details of the FIE Campus including their student housing and HQ at Foundation House as well as their study centres and places of interest including Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Design Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Geographical Society, Saachi Gallery, The Orangery and, Leighton House Museum.
This was a wonderful project and really brought back lots of my own happy memories of studying in London.
If you're in or close to London I can absolutely recommend the current Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line exhibition at the British Library. We visited last week for my birthday and its excellent. Not only are there some fascinating military maps on show but they even have some examples of work by one of my favourite cartographers, MacDonald Gill as well as the original tube map hand sketches by Harry Beck.
In other news I can now announce that the 2nd compendium of illustrated maps by They Draw & Travel is now available for sale and my map of Greywell in Hampshire is right there on page 46 - very proud :)
That's it for now. Christmas is looming and I've already noticed an increase in sales but I'm hoping to make some time to work on my own projects.