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Future Mapping Company creates directional works of art

London's niche cartographer Marcus Kirby fuses data with design in a brilliant NYC map

Future Mapping Company creates directional works of art

Utilizing his background in color forecasting for the fashion industry, Kirby produces cartographic works of art.
Utilizing his background in color forecasting for the fashion industry, Kirby produces cartographic works of art.

In the contemporary age of GPS and smartphones, mapmaking is quickly becoming a craft of the past. But Marcus Kirby, founder of East London's Future Mapping Company, is determined to make us think otherwise with his new representation of New York City, set for release at the end of May. "I felt that the art and craft of mapmaking had become quite formulaic," Kirby says, "I wanted to rejuvenate the craft."

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