London: The Information Capital, a book by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti (BFA 2003), was awarded three prizes at the 2015 British Cartographic Society (BCS) awards: “The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping”, “The John C. Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping” and the top prize “BCS Award” for Best Overall.
The British Cartographic Society awards were created to encourage and showcase excellence in cartography.
Combining data with stunning design, the new book “London: The Information Capital” shows us a city as we’ve never seen it before – from who lives the longest to how flights stack over Heathrow, from “The Knowledge” of a cabbie to the territories of London’s thirteen football tribes. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way.
Uberti designed and co-wrote the 240-page book, Penguin’s 5th best-selling hardback non-fiction title for 2014. Says Uberti, “As an American, I couldn’t believe how much data is publicly available online in the UK and how easy it is to access it. I felt like a sculptor in a quarry.”
London: the Information Capital: 100 Maps and Graphics That Will Change How You View The City