Thursday, 9 August 2012
Keep an eye out for Tom Feiling’s new book, ‘Short Walks from Bogota’, published by Penguin. Tom is a writer, journalist and documentary film-maker, who has travelled through Columbia to write the book. His aim was to paint a modern picture of Columbia and grant his readership access to one of the world’s least understood countries. Amongst others, he talks to the nomadic tribe, who, in times gone by, believed they were the only people on earth.
‘Short Walks from Bogota’ is an eye-opening piece of travel writing. Like many others, I never knew much about Columbia before and I confess, I didn’t think I was especially interested either. But when Penguin commissioned me to produce an illustrated map for the book, I thought I better do my research. A great read and another map to add to my hand drawn maps portfolio. Result.
Here is a link to Tom Feiling’s website, where you can find out more about the book and about him generally: http://www.tomfeiling.com/books_short_walks_from_bogota.html
Posted by Michael A Hill Illustration at 10:28
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
"My favourite skin care product maker, Vaseline® through agency TMW (London) commissioned Maps Illustrated to draw maps of seven UK city shopping areas in order to show that during a trip to the city centre or Mall, people walk further than they might realise. The maps will be used at a series of events to recruit entrants for Cancer Research UK's Race For Life events (Vaseline is a corporate partner in the campaign). Race for Life holds women only races all over the UK to fundraise for Cancer Research, so far raising over £457 million. In order to encourage those who might feel daunted by the challenge of a 1k,5k or 10k run, these maps demonstrate that wandering up and down the high street really clocks up the miles. Hey, it's almost like real training. The maps (including London, Manchester and Glasgow) can be seen on the Vaseline website and Facebook page. Hard copies will also be distributed at special recruiting events and some are being used as banner ads to encourage even more to take part."
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