Ursula Hitz’s London – Typographic map and print-maker

Ursula Hitz’s city maps are inspired by her fascination with place prompted by relocation from her Swiss homeland to London over ten years ago. She uses typography to express and reflect on the landscape of each place, creating a visually rich personal response rather than a geographically accurate picture – and we adore them.

Central London Ursula Hitz Night Blue

Night Blue London – copyright: Ursula Hitz

‘I love becoming fixated on a city’s intricacies, before taking a step back and seeing a bigger structure evolve,’ she explains. ‘Unlike regular maps, mine don’t focus on streets or buildings. Instead, I build an organic texture of words that grow from the centre – in the way that most cities have grown.’

Ursula’s maps are screen printed on fine archival papers and produced as limited colour editions that are signed and numbered. Texture, deckle edging and a vibrancy of colour convey an air of heritage while the slight inconsistencies in the ink levels add to the distinct personality of her artworks.

Framed and unframed limited edition prints of her city maps will be exhibited and available for sale at FABRIANO boutique until the end of April. The prints on display at Fabriano Boutique will range from £28 to £380, depending on size and whether they are unframed, framed or limited editions.

Ursula Hitz at Fabriano

Ursula Hitz at Fabriano

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Fabriano Boutique, 21 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9PU


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