Herb Lester’s designs good-looking maps of major cities in collaboration with artists, illustrators and designers. Here is an East London map work.
still routing through old work. found this from my old job about a lifetime ago. this is just a small section of an intranet-based map showing underground, overground and bus routes for all (yes, all - the full version is about x10 of the size shown here) of london. took about a month to get this baby finished and interactive. mental.
This summer I walked from where I live now, to where I was born, to where I grew up, to where I was at school, to where I was at university. Stockwell - Charing Cross - Hampstead Garden Suburb - Finchley - Oxford. My own Trieste - Zurich - Paris, the itinerary of an internal exile. When I was a teenager I assumed that I’d travel - and far. Then my father emigrated, my mother died and my brothers moved abroad, while I remained here, in London. Now I realize I never wanted to travel at all, simply get away from - what psychotherapeutic geographers dub - my Family of Origin. How good of them to leave me in vacant possession of an entire metropolis, so that I could furnish it with my own memories, dreams and reflections.
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