A deeper dive into the life and works of Harold F Hutchison, a London underground map designer mostly famous for sacking Harry Beck. We’ve done our share of Hutch-shaming over the years, so consider this a mea culpa…
Let’s look at three names which appear on maps of the London underground: WE Soar, JC Betts, and EG Perman. These names are familiar but normally catalogued (by me and everyone else, including the Transport Museum) with surname and initials as given, without further elucidation. Who were they?
Our latest challenge for our lovely bookbinder Alison Heath was a 300 year old ‘Thumb Bible’, a mere 3.5 cm tall.
From our How To Read Maps series: mapping unexplored coastlines.
A closer look at ‘Hark, Hark! The Dogs do Bark!’, one of the better known satirical maps published shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914.
Finding Charles Pearson at West Norwood Cemetery, which is especially rich in dead members of the map trade.
Pioneering large-scale statistical maps might sound dry as dust, but as Iain Sinclair writes in his foreword to this volume, they have a ‘morbid beauty’. Sinclair is an inspired choice to lead us in to Charles Booth’s London.
Everyone’s a sucker for ‘lost’ or ‘abandoned’ tunnels, and we at Bryars & Bryars are no exception.
‘Tube Map Travels’ is about the unofficial maps of the London Underground, the ones which were not produced by TfL or any of its predecessors and which, in fact, TfL might like to suppress if it were possible.
From our How To Read Maps series: how do you map something that might not be real?