If you think maps are a boring relic of a bygone age since the arrival of GPS, you obviously haven't discovered the work of Herb Lester Associates. Which means you probably need to invest in the company's latest work, The Raymond Chandler Map Of Los Angeles.
We're huge fans of the vintage-style maps produced by Herb Lester Associates, with the Clandestine London map being the latest addition to the range.
We have featured the previous vintage-style maps by Herb Lester Associates and if you liked those, we're pretty sure you'll love the new one, An East London Companion.
According to the folk behind this, a lot of time has been put into this particular project, a guide to East London shops, cafés, bars, pubs, butchers, bakers and even a candlestick maker. There are 99 entries in total, from an area stretching from Old Street to Hackney Wick. Some of those will be unfamiliar even to locals. Boi Gordo, Casa Mexico and Mama Vic’s are apparently all 'real finds', and while Labour And Wait, Present and Pizza East may be better known, they’re certainly deserving of a mention on the map.
It was designed and illustrated in east London, litho printed on recycled paper. £4 gets you one. See over the page for a brief glimpse inside.
Find out more at the Herb Lester website
Remember this really cool London Print by Jim Datz at Pedlars? Well, the same artist is behind the latest Herb Lester Associates vintage-style map, going by the name of Where The Sidewalk Ends: How to find old New York.
Yes, following on from the likes of the 1960s London, You Are Here and May We Help You? maps, this is the firsr trip outside the Uk, with Datz providing the vintage-style imagery for what's described as 'a guide to the New York you’ve always wanted to see but feared might have disappeared for good'.
Expect Edward Hopper diners and down-at-heel dive bars, overstocked grocery stores and mountainous pastrami sandwiches. From Patsy’s Pizzeria in Harlem, to the Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown, taking in along the way Katz's, the '21' Club and McSorley's Old Ale House to name just a few places. It is A3 (297x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed on recycled paper. Price? Just £3.