Having lived in my flat (well Ross’ flat) for 3 years, our bedroom has been somewhat neglected when it comes to decor. Sure we painted a feature wall and updated the bedding, but when it comes to making a room feel finished we still have a way to go.
Thankfully, I was contacted by the lovely folk at Modern Map Art, who offered me a map of my choice. Let it be said that I am obsessed with maps, so I jumped at the chance of acquiring a new map for my walls…well bedside table.
Modern Map Art are a relatively new company who make minimalistic maps of cities and countries around the world. There are so many cities to choose from on their website, as well as the option to commission a map of your home city. Living just outside of London, but commuting in everyday for work, the big smoke has become the newest addition to our ever growing list of meaningful places to Ross and I.
With this in mind I chose a 16×20 map of London.
When it arrived I had the map framed (ha that sounds posh, I got this bargain of a frame from Wilkos for £7) and set about finding the perfect place for it to live. Remember how I said my bedroom lacked a bit of life?! Well then it shouldn’t surprise you that this is now where my poster resides.
So who is the mastermind behind Modern Map Art?
Jennifer started the company back in 2016 after her round-the-world honeymoon. With a new found love and appreciation for the different cities she visited Jennifer decided to immortalise them in poster form. By using city grids and a some photo editing software, Jennifer was able to create modern pieces that would look good in anyones home. She started with US cities but has expanded her range to include cities from all over the world.
‘I loved seeing how the urban sprawl has developed over time, and how when you look from above the lines look like an organised chaos over the city which tells it’s own story.’
And I’d have to agree, I absolutely love my map. To me it feels like it’s almost been drawn freehand. I love that there is no uniformity to the lines but the Thames River is so recognisable that without the LONDON text you’d still know it was our capital city.