Being Good Isn't Good Enough

Vintage Map Swatches

Repurposing graphic artifacts.

These beautifully delicate swatch booklets were created from a love of historic graphic excellence. The brief was simple, collect thirty objects that are of the same ilk. Then repurpose these objects into a body of graphic design. I bought thirty vintage cloth maps and ordinance surveys, and rather than destroy them by cutting or drawing on them, I scanned them. I then took map samples, colour samples, typographic and symbol samples from the maps, and created thirty hand crafted swatch booklets. These booklets were printed, then hand cut and bound.