This limited edition Giclée of 100 print is of an illustration of the East Sussex coast and countryside by Benjamin Phillips. It has been derived from two popular folded maps:
The Coastal Culture Trail Map & Guide, which covers Eastbourne to Bexhill and Hastings, was first published in 2016. It was inspired by an initiative to promote the area as a place of natural beauty and cultural interest, linked to Towner Art Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion and Jerwood Gallery (Hastings Contemporary).
Published by Robert McGowan (Bespoke Cycle Group, Eastbourne) and Sarah Macbeth (Hastings Urban Bikes), it was drawn to scale (2cm to 1km) and highlights the area’s best cycle routes, footpaths, railway lines, landmarks and places of interest.
A second edition was published in 2017, this time by Riffle & Pool Press. In 2018 a companion map, the East Sussex Art & Culture Map & Guide – drawn by Benjamin in the same lively style – was published, encompassing Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes and Brighton.