Live-printing a city map

For his upcoming Wonderlust exhibition in London, artist and designer Mark Andrew Webber is asking visitors to help him hand-print a huge typographic map of Berlin.

Webber has already created a series of maps of London, New York, Amsterdam and Paris.

His Berlin map has been created as a linocut in a 3.4 x 1.7m sheet of linoleum. It took 16 months to research, design and carve and was completed in the full knowledge that there was no printing press in the world big enough to accommodate it.

As such, the Berlin map forms the centerpiece of a working print studio at the Wonderlust show and members of the public will be invited to help hand-print a series of the map.

The Wonderlust show will also feature linocut versions and finished prints of some of Webber’s other maps.

There will also be 30 mini-studies from the FORM series, which explores line and form, as well as several large-format versions of the FORM works.

The Future Tense presents Wonderlust is at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2, from 25 July-10 August.

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