This word map of the British Isles is made using selected text that has a certain relationship to its particular geographic location.
The words used range from regional specialities to historical fact, from local celebrities to indigenous species.
Stereotypes, clichés and typecasts help to build an archetypical map of text to chart the infinitely diverse character of the British Isles. The map is a collaboration between Alison Hardcastle and unique design shop Snowhome. After being supplied the meticulously researched list of words for each county, Alison set about making a hand drawn typographical map which is as full of personality as the landscape that it covers.
The map was skilfully hand-drawn using ink and brush by Alison hardcastle and then printed as a lithograph.
A lithographic print which is printed on uncoated 200gsm paper
60x80cm (standard size ready-made frame)
Sold unframed, rolled and packed in a tube