The Melbourne Map
Four years and over 8,000 hours of research, design and illustration are behind The Melbourne Map. Secure your copy of this Melbourne keepsake today.
Open edition black & white and colour art prints – 950mm x 695mm
The open edition has been printed on beautiful sovereign silk 200gsm paper sourced from plantation forests. Each print is embossed and comes carefully rolled and wrapped in a cardboard tube .
All prints are accompanied by a “Landmarks and Points of Interest” guide and “Can you find?” list – guaranteed to give countless hours of fun as you attempt to locate them all.
From the creators
“The (new) Melbourne Map line drawing is completely hand illustrated. We took loads of photos and video during our ground research and accessed aerial information on the internet. The new illustration has included changes to the footprint of the city in the past 28 years: adding in Federation Square, Docklands precinct, the new Melbourne Sport & Entertainment precincts, Birrarung Marr, Crown and Southbank, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Museum and new city buildings.
This version has been extended to the north and over into the Western suburbs, to include Williamstown, Newport, Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray etc.
Lewis Brownlie (chief illustrator) initially used pencil to draft in all the streets and buildings and then began the process of inking the final illustration. This took two and a half years, more than double the time we originally estimated.
Deborah Young (character illustrator and original artist of the first Melbourne Map) added further character to the drawing penning people, boats, cars, planes, the map monster and a few more quirky elements within the drawing.
There is no doubt about it, Melbournians and her visitors love this city. We are so excited to have completed the project in June 2019 and able to share this illustration with the world to be treasured as an historic Melbourne momento.“