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Helen Cann is a contemporary author and illustrator, living and working in Brighton. Alongside producing children’s books, Cann creates limited and open edition prints, specialising in contemporary cartography with a sensitivity to type and graphics. Set against a deep, forest green background, ‘London Tube Map - Green’ reimagines the iconic symbol of urban modernity in wilder, more environmental terms. In Cann’s version, the bold, colourful lines of the underground are lost, snaking amongst dense and beautifully illustrated flora and fauna, while London landmarks - from The Shard to St Paul’s - nestle quietly, either side of the flowing Thames. A powerful comment on the country’s capital, Cann’s print cautions against our obsession with technological development at the expense of the natural world.