Fortunately, while I admittedly have made a lifelong habit of never, ever being able to follow a map (I still quake and squirm if asked to map read!), I don’t mind getting lost in the least. I’ve found some wonderful new places that way. And whilst I love those app’s on other people’s phones, the ones that lead you exactly the right way, I have a genuine fondness for the pictorial map. This book from the German publisher Gestalten looks right up my alley in fact:
One of the contributors is Famille Summerville, a company that do the most beautiful paper cut illustrative maps. I just love their style and patterns and am seriously hankering after these tea towels from them:
Hmm is it a bit sad to hanker after tea towels? The nice thing about them is they inevitably get tatty and wear out, and then what a cheap and cheerful way a new on is to brighten the kitchen – certainly beats painting the walls!