The artist Katherine Baxter, who specialises in hand-drawn isometric generalised maps, particular of cities, has a solo exhibition “Mapmaker”, at the Coninsgby Gallery in Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia. The gallery is open from 9-6pm from Monday to Friday, and the exhibition is showing until 25 July.
We’ve featured one of Katherine’s maps before – this map of the London 2012 Olympic venues which was a commission for LondonTown.
Katherine’s illustration style is not just limited to maps – in fact her first commision was for a children’s book – but the geometric style lends itself well to creating information-rich graphics such as maps.
See also this impressive video of the creation of a map of the procession for the Royal Wedding of 2011 (the finished work is below), it is three days of hand-drawing a map condensed to just three minutes. It makes you realise just how many strokes of the artist’s pen are needed to create an artwork/map of this detail and intricacy:
Her full portfolio is on her website.
Thank you to Katherine for the invitation to her exhibition launch. The images here are from her website portfolio.