In 2012, Dex created The Literary London Map. The first of a pop-culture-themed trilogy of typographic maps of London Town. The Literary London Map was followed in 2015 by The London Film Map, and the trilogy was completed in 2018 with The Music Map of London. Each map celebrates the capital’s credentials as one of the world’s most iconic, cinematic and creative cities. From London’s legendary literary heritage and deep down music cool. Featuring novels, films and some of the best musicians in history, all plotted in the locations they are most famously associated. Each map is a labour of love, taking up to a year to complete.
During this period, Dex’s obsession led him to create a number of other typographic maps of his home town. His Typographic Street Map of London plots as accurately as possible all of London’s roads, streets, back alleys and cul-de-sacs. Storylines, Dex’s take on London’s iconic tube map. Pubs of Literary London is a map that charts all of London’s famous public houses and taverns. Twenty Bridges takes a simplified journey along the Thames, hero-ing just the iconic bridges between Kew and Tower Bridge.
During lockdown in 2020 he completed Animals Of London, a map plotting all the places you can find our furry, feathery or scaly friends, including zoos, parks, farms and museums.
The Culture Map Of London is Dex’s last ever map. It is a fitting ending to a decade long obsession and serves as a greatest hits compilation featuring some of the best bits from his other maps.
PUBS OF LONDON
A guide to the pubs where all the fictional characters we know and love frequented. Also the clubs that the authors were members of, where they wined and dined and gambled the night away. The smoking holes, the opium parlours, from high to low, the classy to the dens of iniquity. All of the places the notorious characters used to gather to plot, scheme and make merry.
Also the Paparazzi’s favourite stake outs; the places celebrities tumble out of. The actors and narrators who bring the stories to life.
'Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew -
Wanted to know what the River knew,
Twenty Bridges or twenty-two,
For they were young, and the Thames was old
And this is the tale that River told.'
The latest piece in the Literary London Art Print Collection, hand-crafted typographic art featuring the opening lines to 'The River's Tale' by Rudyard Kipling in the shape of the river Thames, with all the relevant bridges plotted in position.
TYPOGRAPHIC STREET MAP OF CENTRAL LONDON
Every Londoner has their favourite stomping ground. That little corner of the city that feels theirs. That you get to know like the back of your hand. This new art piece is a dense, typographic street map of Central London. Which was a whole year in the making. A painstakingly intricate and mostly accurate hand-crafted type map of our beloved capital. Which is designed to actually be navigable. Find the road you live on, the street you hang out in or the patch you’re itching to move to. Use it to plot a new cycle route to work, or plan a day’s riverside hopping along the curved sweep of the Thames.