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London maps and Christmas cards

3rd November, 2017

Welcome to my Autumn news update – lovely autumn with all the beautiful colours and hearty food.

It’s been a busy time here recently…I’ve completed my new illustrated London Map, the fantastic Londonist Mapped book has been published and I’m looking forward to starting work on 2 new exciting commissions that I’ve got coming up, but I can’t share any news of those two just yet.   Meanwhile November 1st marked the launch of my 2017 Christmas card …and I have a new furry muse in my office.

So here we go…

After a lot of stopping and starting due to commissions I finally completed my latest personal project – a funky and brightly coloured illustrated map of interesting places to see in Central London.

The map will be available to buy very soon as an A2 print  - the perfect souvenir of any trip to London.  In the meantime here is a preview of what you can expect and a little bit more information and pics here.

 

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October saw the publishing of the wonderful Londonist Mapped book – the book is about London and everything that happens in it and includes some beautiful work by an eclectic mix of different illustrators.

 

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There are some absolutely fantastic maps included in the book – a real eclectic mix ranging from Secrets of the Thames by Lucie Conoley to the more mathematical looking London's Longest Roads by Matt Lancashire. I’m very proud to say that one of my maps is also featured in the book – an illustrated map of Londons Lost Victorian buildings.

 


 

As it’s the start of November I feel I can allow myself to mention the ‘c’ word…Christmas.  This year I've designed a bright red, retro Christmas card inspired by those kitsch 1950’s cards of old. This card is available while stocks last from my online shop.

 

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Finally, I have a new small, cute furry muse in the shape of Hammy, my oldest daughter’s hamster. Hammy is currently residing in my office much to the glee of silky cat – believe it or not Hammy also snores, very quietly, but she definitely snores.

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That’s it for now :)

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