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Giddyup London…

February 4, 2010

Six years ago today, I stepped onto London’s pavements for the first time, who knew it would now be home? It was a week after entering the country with two friends (Hi Lauren!) to study design in England for half a year. We were located outside of London, and used our first free day to go ‘touring’. I remember it like it was yesterday… it was raining (shocking), cold (also shocking) and we got stuck in traffic for hours. So all in all a pretty accurate representation of life here! We did a bus tour (with some crazy driver yelling ‘giddyup terry!’ everytime we put the bus in motion) and got to see loads of London…or so we thought. It’s strange now to think back to the sights, but from a different perspective. I walk by many of those places on a daily basis now! In celebration, here are some painstakingly rendered london maps (one cut, the other penned) from the very patient Karen of Studiokmo. Happy 6th anniversary United Kingdom, thanks for having me!

London handcut map $375 USD

london, in pen and paper, 24″ x 18″ $400 USD

london, in pen and paper, 11″ x 14″ $140 USD

NOTE… Karen also has some amazing cuts/renderings of other worldwide cities worth checking out! Of course those maps wouldn’t show the street on which I live, which may prove to be a problem for some. Others, probably not so much.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Sobosnore permalink
    February 5, 2010 1:16 am

    These are impressive…Noice One Terry!!

    • Pillar Box Post permalink*
      February 5, 2010 8:15 am

      uh oh. ms. sobosnores memory has surpassed mine?! was it noice one, and not giddyup? or perhaps a 1-2 combination?

  2. February 6, 2010 7:31 pm

    Happy anniversary! (Love seeing the close-up of Gracechurch Street.)

    And congratulations, by-the-way; you’ve been awarded ‘the Sunshine Award’! You can pick-it-up at my blog here http://inveterateoptimist.blogspot.com/2010/02/good-day-sunshine.html

    tIO x

    • Pillar Box Post permalink*
      February 10, 2010 10:11 pm

      1. Thank you!
      2. Thank you!
      And 3. Thank you!

  3. February 8, 2010 1:53 pm

    Cool cut outs – would love to give something like that a go, but i think patience might be lacking.

    • Pillar Box Post permalink*
      February 10, 2010 10:10 pm

      Definitely! I still would like to have a go, but I need to prepare myself mentally for the frustration. Can you imagine getting 2/3 through it and then tearing it?!? I don’t know if I could take that pain!

  4. March 9, 2010 8:18 am

    my city, love it, blogged it !

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