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Birmingham by Laura Hallett

Illustrator Laura Hallett has created this beautiful map of her home town of Birmingham. Her map re-creates the city by concentrating on it's rich and varied architecture, in a way which challenges any negative preconceptions.

"Birmingham is often derided for being a concrete mess that people just look to pass through but if they stop to have a look they will find a creative and constantly evolving place with a hotchpotch array of buildings and cultural areas that reflect its vibrant identity. I wanted to capture the broad variety of architectural styles which represent my hometown's cosmopolitan and enterprising history as well as its recent visual regeneration. "

Beautiful work, Laura. Thank you! 
See more of Laura's illustration work right here: