The Wallace Line: Faunal Boundary

Our customers often teach us new things. With great explorers and adventures commissioning globes.. this post is inspired by one addition that has been requested to a bespoke globe just today… The Wallace Line or Wallace’s Line is a faunal… Continue Reading

WE LOVE :: MONTPELLIER THIS CHRISTMAS II

Following up our on post last year (WE LOVE :: MONTPELLIER THIS CHRISTMAS) the globe is back and looking even more fabulous! If you find yourself in Montpellier France this time of year…. be sure to head down to Place… Continue Reading

Globe Lamp Installation : Karlsruhe, Germany

In Karlsruhe, Germany there is currently an installation of illuminated globes above the water at K-Punkt. It looks beautiful! According to the official city Instagram page…. it symbolises the Silk Road. Karlsruhe is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany, near the Franco-German… Continue Reading

Recent Work with Yinka Shonibare (Updated)

For a few years now we have been working with Yinka Shonibare (MBE RA), on creating bespoke globes for his artwork. Over the past decade, Shonibare has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary… Continue Reading

Globe Installation :: Mondovì, Italy

An outdoor exhibition of hanging globes currently in the city of Mondovi, around the Belvedere Tower. Mondovi is a town in Piedmont, northern Italy, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Turin. The area around it is known as the Monregalese. 29.10 meters… Continue Reading

If Earth Were The Size of This Globe… via UX.Blog

Original blog post by John Nelson on UX Blog. So if Earth were actually the size of this 127 cm diameter globe (and that by dragging my hands along its surface I would not be destroying a soft dusty lava… Continue Reading

~ ~ 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

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

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

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

We Love :: Montpellier This Christmas

Update :: we were interviewed re our posts about this lovely globe :: in La Gazette! ——– If you find yourself in Montpellier France this time of year…. be sure to head down to Place de Comedie…. and take a… Continue Reading

The Craft and the Makers: Tradition with Attitude

Check out the newly released book, The Craft and the Makers: Tradition with Attitude by Gestalten. The book is a showcase of crafted products created by small manufacturers, including us at Bellerby & Co Globemakers! Craftsmanship is an expression of quality,… Continue Reading