Map Mural for Sherwood Forest
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I was commissioned by design agency Cafeteria to create a large-scale illustrated map mural for the RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. The foreground features lots of flora and fauna that can be found in Sherwood and the background map includes the landmarks and legendary characters of the Forest. Part of the brief was to show the Major Oak at the centre of the map surrounded by families interacting with Robin and his band of Merry Men. Another part of the brief was to show the Giant’s Trial – a walking route through Sherwood passing a series of ancient oak trees.

The mural can be seen on the welcome wall when you step in to the new visitor centre. I’ve written a blog post about the project where you can see my original pencil sketches.

Tom Woolley
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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I’m a freelance illustrator based in Birmingham, UK. I specialise in illustrated maps, 3D diagrams and vector graphics. Please feel free to get in touch if you think there's a pr… Show more.

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Tom was fantastic and exceeded our expectations on every level. Tom was patient, understanding to our various needs and was able to interpret our requirements quickly, making creative decisions to design the best map possible. We’re really happy with the final product and would recommend Tom’s illustrations to others.
— Lydia Dayes, The Wildlife Trust