Glove Map of LondonApril 22, 2009
Today is a busy day, so I’ll only have time for quick snippets. Anyway, I couldn’t resist sharing this glove map of London, made for the Great Exhibition in 1851. I discovered it on the website of the Field Museum. It’s a perfect, imaginative merger of two of my favourite areas– cartography and fashion.
I think the hand-drawn element of these is one of the best part, adding a touch of whimsy. I’ve seen other leather-goods with cartographic prints, but those all carried a taint of old lady about them, for whatever reason. These on the other hand seem fresh and innovative. This might have to be another DIY project for next winter.