Book group earlier this week can always be relied upon to provide us with an unexpected array of windy (in case you are in any doubt that is pronounced “wind-ee” as in wind the bobbin up/squiggly, NOT “windy”, as in farty or full of hot air) alleyway conversations – far removed from the original subject matter about whatever book we should have all read (but mostly haven’t), leading us all on a wonderfully expansive reason to discuss numerous unrelated, but far more fascinating subjects (this happens even more when you think the book is shit – which I did on this occasion, so I’m not going to review it or even mention the name because that would be mean and so instead I’m going to review something else that we discussed)…
Instead I discovered that one of my friends daughters (oh no it’s my nightmare apostrophe scenario) has produced an Illustrated Map of London that is BRILLIANT. What a fabulous idea. Sort of like a colourful, far more appealing version of the tube map – but far more helpful for me because it puts all the little suburbs far more into perspective than any other map has ever done before:-
Just look at it. How pretty is that?
I have known Cally since she was about three – always destined for greatness in the art world she has become a contemporary illustrator and textiles designer, since graduating from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. Her designs and pastel toned colour palette is inspired by the 1950’s Las Vegas and the pop art movement.
It would make a great present for anyone interested in London and as it happens she is selling them for £70 for an A2 version and you can by them from her online shop here so I just thought I’d mention it..just in case. It’s always good to be able to help our bright young things where we can, don’t you think?
I think every London home and tourism office should have one.