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A great mapping reference for everyone – Matthew Picton

I’m not looking for dry factual accounts of a place, instead I aim to…create a visceral, lasting impression of a particular place and time.

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“Using city maps from specific periods in history as a starting point, Matthew examines correlating literary narratives to amplify our knowledge of time and place. He focuses on cities during periods marked by great transition, upheaval, or catastrophe, as these events often create significant shifts in a city’s history.”

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I really enjoyed reading about his work and he uses lots of interesting techniques to make mapping an area more three-dimensional – combining layers with text, cut outs, textures etc: http://inthemake.com/matthew-picton/

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