~ ~ Celestial Globes ~ ~

Long before there were planetariums or advanced technologies available for studying the sky, people devised ways of depicting the sun, moon, planets, and stars in relation to the Earth. There was a desire to learn about astronomical history and events;… Continue Reading

Travels To My Elephant :: Globemakers Rickshaw

Bellerby & Co are taking part in ‘Travels to my Elephant‘ … a journey with Elephant Family, Quintessentially Foundation and lots of amazing artists (including us) to celebrate the life of Mark Shand and help raise £1 million for Asian elephants! We have… Continue Reading

Travelling Mini Desk Globe :: Australia

May travel diary:: two weeks in Victoria & NSW Australia … and one day in Dubai en route home. My mini globe stayed in it’s travel case on the many (too many!) rainy and intensely windy days (like 70 kph… Continue Reading

THIS WEEK IN…. INSTAGRAM!

This month we have been working on our Travels To My Elephant rickshaw, the fabric has been screen printed with our designs and we are getting help from lots of talented people to hopefully create the most amazing tuk tuk… Continue Reading

Press Roundup :: The City Magazine, Departures Russia & Vogue Russia, Makeshift Magazine

A little press roundup of press articles featuring our globes that i found today! Vogue Espana, February 2015 – i’m not sure if this made it into a print edition as well but was pleased to find this online today….… Continue Reading

Cats Love Globes, You Should Too

  Here we bring together the internets largest collection of “Globe & Cat” photos in the world! All images found on Instagram and are credited at the bottom of the post. To send us your photos email [email protected] or find… Continue Reading

We Love :: Walk Among Worlds

Installation of 7,000 inflatable beach balls – Maximo Gonzalez In the installation “Walk among worlds” the artist (Mexico City–based Argentine artist Máximo Gonzáles) explores the effects of light and lightness, looking for a cultural reflection on political division of the world. The… Continue Reading

Star Atlas :: The Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is a star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and published in 1660 by Johannes Janssonius. The first part of the atlas contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of the classical and Christian constellations,… Continue Reading

Travels To My Elephant :: Rickshaw Race

Today ‘Travels to my Elephant‘ was launched! Come on a journey with Elephant Family, Quintessentially Foundation and lots of amazing artists (including us) to celebrate the life of Mark Shand and help raise £1 million for Asian elephants! We will be designing a… Continue Reading

James Wilson : First American Globemaker

Born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Wilson farmed with his father and trained as a blacksmith, though he had little other formal education. He moved to Vermont in 1796, became interested in cartography, and taught himself map making. He invested in an Encyclopedia and taught himself… Continue Reading

Places That Don’t Exist

As globe-makers we often get asked how we deal with political issues surrounding certain countries and if we have been asked by customers to add or takeaway cities or states. There are almost 200 official countries in the world. But… Continue Reading

In The Studio with The One Show

We spent the day with The One Show & Simon Reeve. The One Show is a topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD on weekdays. . It runs every weeknight of the year starting at 7pm – air date for… Continue Reading

Conde Nast Traveler : Travel-Themed Gifts for Art Lovers

We were included in Conde Nast Traveler‘s list of “Travel-Themed Gifts for Art Lovers” Some other ones we love ::   

365 Globes by Hondartza Fraga

Hondartza Fraga has set herself a challenge for 2015. The artist has decided to do one drawing a day for the whole year… and all of them are going to be earth globes. She says she has always loved them;  “old,… Continue Reading

‘CREATURES FROM THE DEPTHS’

‘CREATURES FROM THE DEPTHS’ :: A hand illustrated Bellerby & Co globe by Meredith Owen that represents the oceans in the style of a Victorian vision. Mythical sea creatures are incorporated within the linier seas to create a feeling of intrigue in a world once unknown.… Continue Reading

Mini Desk Globe Seen on The Apprentice……… in Lord Alan Sugar’s Office!

We were so pleasantly surprised to see a Bellerby & Co Mini Desk Globe in Lord Alan Sugar’s Office on the last episode of the Apprentice! You can watch Season 10, Episode 13, “Why I Fired Them” on BBC iplayer now… Continue Reading

We Love :: Watercolour Maps & Architectural Illustrations by Anne E. McGraw

     Anne E (Summit Ridge Studio) keeps catching our eye, her love of maps shines through on every work of art she creates. She studied architecture and you can see the precision is each print. In a world of… Continue Reading

We Love :: The Ferris Wheel at La Place Bellecour à Lyon

Place Bellecour is a large square in the centre of Lyon, France… it is one of the largest open square (i.e. without any patches of greenery or trees) in Europe, and the third biggest square in France. It is also the largest pedestrian square… Continue Reading