Mapping London’s Surnames

Inspired by the What’s in a Surname? map we helped make with the National Geographic, I have created 15 interactive typographic maps to show the most popular surnames across London. What they lack in cartographic brilliance, I hope they make u...


2010: Mapped

I have selected 12 maps that capture some of the biggest, most interesting, exciting or newsworthy events over the past year, mainly from the UK. January has a bonus map at the expense of March (I couldn’t think of anything). This list is entir...


Wikileaks Map: US List of Critical Sites

Yesterday’s release detailing sites considered “critical” to the US is of much interest to political scientists. Just who does the US rely on most? A group of us from UCL Geography, Political Science and CASA teamed up to do some da...


Halloween Surname Map

Just for a bit of fun, I have produced a map of the places you are most likely to meet someone with a “scary” surname. I have only thought of a few off the top of my head xanax (Bat, Death, Devil, Fear, Fright, Ghost, Halloween, Skeleton ...


Harry Beck Inspired Maps

This past week I have come across a few original interpretations of Harry Beck’s classic London Underground Map. The Threadless clothing website has thrown up a couple. The first is of my favorites  and is a Middle Earth Metro map. The second ...



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