The Melbourne Map


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Without the advantages of modern digital technology and the power of the internet or social media, the first Melbourne Map published in 1990 became the highest selling poster of its time, making its way into tens of thousands of homes and businesses locally, interstate and overseas. It attracted media attention and was reproduced in Melbourne’s major newspapers and featured on radio and television programs.

The significant changes to Melbourne’s skyline over the past 28 years means that the original Melbourne Map is now quite out of date.   Originally the idea was to use modern technology, scan the old map and put in the new buildings. It quickly became apparent that this would not work, so much has changed and a new illustration was started from scratch.

The (new) Melbourne Map  is completely hand illustrated, but this time they took loads of photos and video during their ground research and access aerial information on the internet.  The new illustration includes changes to the footprint of the city in the past 28 years: adding in Federation Square, Docklands precinct, the new Melbourne Sport & Entertainment precincts, Birrarung Marr, Crown and Southbank, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Museum and new city buildings.

The map has been extended to the north and over into the Western suburbs, to include Williamstown, Newport, Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray etc.

Lewis Brownlie (chief illustrator) initially used pencil to draft in all the streets and buildings then inked the final illustration.  Deborah Young (character illustrator and original artist of the first Melbourne Map) added further character to the drawing to include people, boats, cars etc.

Size (cm) 95 x 69.5

Sold unframed, posted in a cardboard tube

Printed on quality 200gsm paper

Includes “Can you find?” and Grid Reference

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