Hand-Drawn Map Captures the Frenetic Energy of London

ANY CITY IS more than the sum of its topography, buildings, and streets. For its inhabitants and even visitors, a city is also a collection of memories and associations that you can’t see on a map. Well, at least not on most maps. 

The images above are details from a new map of London drawn by Fuller (aka Gareth Wood), a British map artist. The goal, Wood says, was to capture his relationship with the city over the past 10 years. “It’s about documenting a particular time and experience,” he says. “Our existence is so inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, that in a way what I feel like I’m doing is creating an artifact, something I can leave behind. There’s a certain romanticism to it.”