Financial Times London Map. Creating an illustrated map of London for the Financial Times supplement article “Names to conjure with” was a fantastic opportunity to showcase my artistic vision and love for this amazing city. I was tasked with creating a loose interpretation of London that featured some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, The Shard, Spitalfields Market, and King’s Cross Station, as well as incorporating different typographic styles to showcase new housing developments.
My goal for the map was to create a sense of whimsy and imagination, while still accurately representing the city’s landmarks. I used bold and vibrant colours to bring each landmark to life, adding a sense of energy and excitement to the map. Each landmark was given its own unique style, with different textures and colours used to create a sense of depth and dimension.
The inclusion of new housing developments in the map allowed me to add a fresh perspective to the city’s neighbourhoods. I used different typographic styles to showcase the distinctive names given to these new London neighbourhoods, creating a sense of personality and individuality for each one.
For example, I used a bold and modern font to highlight the name of a new housing development in the East End, while a more traditional serif font was used for development in the West End. This allowed readers to easily differentiate between the different neighbourhoods and get a sense of their individual characters.
The landmarks and new housing developments on the map were woven together seamlessly, creating a cohesive and dynamic illustration that captures the essence of London. The use of bold colours, playful typography, and imaginative details added a sense of wonder and excitement to the map, making it a joy to explore and navigate.
When the final Financial Times London nap was complete, I was thrilled with the result. The map truly captures the vibrant and ever-changing nature of London, showcasing the city in a playful and imaginative way. I hope that readers will enjoy exploring the city through my art and discovering the unique character of each neighbourhood.