Taiwan’s cities are by their nature often overwhelming – sprawling, crowded, streets dense with neon signs, street vendors, noise and bustle. The work of British artist Tom Rook — a long-time resident of Taiwan – offers a different perspective on the island’s urban landscapes. At once meticulously intricate and grandly sweeping in scope, Rook’s hand-drawn maps of Taipei and other major cities on the island offer a serene bird’s-eye view of Asian municipalities while inviting the curious to look closer, to see in intimate detail the environments where local life is lived. Hailing from Exmouth, a small port town in
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