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A design studio specialising in the creation of maps and (info)graphics that strive to inform, engage and reveal; mapping environments, experiences and information with clarity and simplicity.


Maps for tourism, visitors, wayfinding, location, recreation, planning, transport, land use, urban (re)development, masterplanning, facilities management, publishing, (decorative) wall coverings, games, conservation, park and reserve management… you decide.

Sketchfab

I’ve posted this article for no more reason than to demonstrate one of the best and easiest to use browser‐​based 3D viewers available, not to mention an excellent resource of 3D models — Sketchfab. [ more… ]

Illustreets

No sooner had I picked up on one new online mapping framework, the OS Open Zoomstack, than another appears! Illustreets follows the usual formula, but with each new framework that gets released [ more… ]

OS Open Zoomstack

The world of online mapping frameworks moves apace! Now, even the monolithic mapping organisation, the Ordnance Survey, is involved. In July, they launched OS Open Zoomstack, providing vector tiles of their open data themes. [ more… ]

Hotel Visitor Map

Wangjing visitor map concept

Development work for a hotel visitor map, unrealised. Simplified approach to make the most of a small A5 printed format. The design reflected brand identity guidelines and needed to be dual language. [ more… ]

Town Planning Support

Example document spread from a planning site promotion document

Throughout his career Jason has provided supporting services to chartered town and country planning organisations. This has included everything from planning application plans through to Design and Access Statement documents. [ more… ]

Visual Thinking

Having been embedded within graphic design and cartography for 30 years now, one recurring disappointment for me is the amount of ‘new’ conceptual and theoretical thinking, and object creation, that really is not new. [ more… ]

kepler​.gl

Uber — who would thought — have released kepler​.gl, an open‐​source geospatial toolbox. It’s designed to provide the easiest way of visualising geospatial data and gaining useful insights. [ more… ]

Beyond HS2

Chord diagram to demonstrate rail connectivity between UK cities

This project, commissioned by Greengauge 21, required a mix of maps, infographics and DTP to create a 200‐​page technical report which offers a comprehensive view of what Britain’s railway should look like by the middle of the century. [ more… ]

Cartograms

Not to be confused with Mapbox’s nonsensical hijacking of the term for creating colour styles, cartograms are extraordinary map types. The relaunch of Worldmapper in April 2018 celebrates this form of mapping. [ more… ]

Google Earth

When it was first released 16 years ago, it was an incredible virtual experience to be able to travel around the globe and look at anywhere in a level of detail previously not seen, and it still is today! [ more… ]

National Geographic

Since the very first issue in 1888, the National Geographic magazine has been the benchmark for quality researched articles supported by well‐​crafted graphics. [ more… ]

Game Reserve

Extract from a map created for a South African game reserve

A land owner in South Africa commissioned Jason to design and produce a map that depicted their 27,000ha game reserve. [ more… ]

Goldsmiths University

Example ‘heads-up’ map panel used on one of the wayfinding totems on the Goldsmiths University campus

Goldsmiths, University of London, commissioned Jason to create a new campus map and sign artwork [ more… ]

Square Up Wall Mural

Extract from the wall map created for Square Up to use in their London HQ reception area

Square Up contacted Jason for ideas to decorate a reception wall for a new London HQ. [ more… ]

Heightfields

There is always an aspect of work that emerges out of error, experimentation and/​or serendipity. [ more… ]

Bay Area Bike Share

First concept extract of on-street mapping created for the Bay Area Bike Share Scheme, San Francisco, directed by City ID

Leading wayfinding practitioners, City ID, asked Jason to help develop the cartography for the Bay Area Bike Share project in San Francisco, USA. [ more… ]

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