The Future Mapping Company
This large, beautiful map is printed using a lithographic printing process onto a coated, silk-finish paper, with special colors including silver metallic for the seas. The print is finished with a sealer to protect the inks and a gloss UV varnish is applied to the landmasses for contrast. This map details country boundaries, capital and major cities, rivers, highest peaks, sea depths, North/South Pole projections and a shaded physical relief layer. The scale is approximately 1:20,000,000.
Founded by Marcus Kirby, Future Mapping has a revolutionary take on traditional cartography. Finally, countries are shown in their true proportional size and areas that normally get distorted -- like Greenland --appear as insets. Kirby’s design background, which includes tailoring and coloring plates, shines through in the flowing colors of the maps. Gone are the busy political boundaries; instead, the colors are fluid and eye-pleasing. Future Mapping is based in London’s East End.