The Map of Roald Dahl & The Chocolate Timeline

It's been a very busy few months! 

As well as working on area maps for weddings and house portraits, I have recently finished my biggest project to date. The Roald Dahl Literary Estate commissioned me to make A Chocolate Timeline featuring an illustrated history of chocolate making based on a section in Roald's Chocolate Cookbook.

The most abitious part though is the map, the brief was to imagine Roald's world featuring all his stories and character in a large map. The map ended up being in four sections, each measuring 59.4 x 89.1 cm, to all come together as one giant map in four framed quarters.

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The map is in four framed quarters, and features characters and locations from 22 of Roald's fantastic stories. From the classics like 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Matilda' to smaller and lesser known books such as 'Boy: Tales of childhood'.

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I was also asked to create a 'Chocolate Timeline' based on an excerpt from 'The Roald Dahl Cookbook' where he describes a history of chocolate making.