Blog Footpath Guides

Footpath Guides

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 10:12 a.m. by T

Advertisement
Radio K 2

Footpath Guides

Architectural Walking Guides

Footpath Guides, the headquarters of which are situated in a Bauhaus inspired building of epic brutalist proportions, is a conglomerate of three creative heads with backgrounds in film making and academics with a shared interest in architecture.

Eventually they decided to honour the architectural heritage of their hometown Melbourne via a pocket-sized walking guide shedding light on the different eras and incarnations the city went through, which finds its equivalent in the design and illustrations, courtesy of Sonia Post of Design Democracy fame.

The first, Melbourne centric installment of their architectural walking guides is a triptych, featuring buildings, transitions and new developments along with their impact on the present from the early 1850s to the 1970s, charmingly showcasing the expansion of the city at the tail end of the 19th century, the emergence of St Kilda from the Edwardian via Victorian, art deco, Spanish influences and modern apartments. The third part is highlights

What followed were three books on the city of Sydney, which followed the original formula in that it sheds light on how the architectural DNA of Sydneytown evolved and blossomed and where among the ever expanding central business district, true gems can be found in the historically not insignificant urban enclave The Rocks.

Particular interesting is the part of the Sydney triumvirate that focuses on what developed between the ravages of the two World Wars and became the foundation for the post-war innovations that are still resonating throughout the pillars of the city.

With the descriptions that are accurate and concise in nature along with the illustrations that are both informative and visually appealing and the overall playful approach, it will hopefully only be a matter of time until other, international cities will get the Foothpath Guides treatment.

https://footpathguides.com

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

High Adventures in the Great Outdoors - Part 4

Posted by T
Aug. 18, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

High Adventures in the Great Outdoors Performance Enhancing Gear, Digestive Health and Moisturisation Alight, are you firmly in touch with your feminine side? Gird your loins, alpha males – this ... read more

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Political Writings

Posted by T
Aug. 17, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Fundamental Political Writings Broadview Press   A philosopher – both in the realms of politics as well as morality and psychology. The influence Rousseau has exerted cannot possibly ... read more

Spirit of the Wild - Wild Turkey Pop-up

Posted by T
Aug. 16, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Spirit of the Wild - Wild Turkey Pop-up Sydney, Australia There are pop-ups abound. There is hardly a multi-national brand that has not at least dabbled in providing an experience ... read more

Grape, Grain and Graze

Posted by T
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Grape, Grain and Graze. Showgrounds Sydney, Australia August 11, 2018 What a beautiful alliteration that not only rolls off the tongue well but clearly portrays what one of Australia’s most ... read more

Deafheaven @ Neptune Theater

Posted by Kristen Swanson
Aug. 15, 2018, 1:10 a.m.

Deafheaven w/ Drab Majesty  Neptune Theater  Seattle, Washington August 10, 2018  I saw Deafheaven back in 2015 for the first time and aside from being blown away by their performance, ... read more

Advertisement
Radio K 2
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.