The city maps by Herb Lester Associates are a welcome change to conventional city guides. Each map has a different design accompanied by illustrations of various artists. The aim of Herb Lester is not to tell the readers everything there is to know about a city, but to tell them how to really enjoy it. They achieve this by researching each city the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys.
All maps are printed in England on 100% recycled paper. You can buy them on the website of Herb Lester or at Papersmiths. I think I might purchase the Rome and Paris maps, because I’d really like to visit these beautiful cities again soon. What about you, is your favorite destination among the maps?