Mapping Canberra aims to celebrate the vibrant and passionate creative community of Canberra. The project and its various forms (an Illustrated map, hand-painted map mural, mapping worksheets and resource for the local community) will together inform and inspire a diverse audience of locals, tourists and children.
Producing the map of Canberra was a collaborative process between map illustrator Peita Blythe, the Craft ACT team and the City Renewal Authority. The project involved extensive research and collating information, which informed the content of the final map illustration. The map visualizes significant buildings and iconic architecture, creative studios, art galleries, sculptures and symbolic icons. While the stories, quotes and other historical facts are layered typographically over the map as an expression of the creative voice of Canberra.
Peita Blythe is a Sydney-based Map Illustrator and Designer specialising in creative mapping solutions. She studied visual communication design at the University of Technology, Sydney which began Peita’s passion for mapping as a unique visual communication and storytelling device.
Mapping Canberra has been made possible with support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants program.