• Name: Herb Lester
• They Craft: Folded Guides to the World's Great Cities
• They are Located: London
• Established: 2010
• Founders: Ben Olins & Jane Smillie
Herb Lester is the brainchild of Founders Ben Olins and Jane Smillie, in London England. I met Ben about a year ago and we've spoken quite a bit about different cities that are on the to-do list at Herb Lester. Last fall, Herb Lester had the chance to collaborate with A Bathing Ape, to recreate a map printed on a hankerchief, which was an adaptation of Wish You Were There, a guide to the best places to shop, drink and dance in London during 1960 to 1966. Each guide is quite literally a piece that you can collect and use well.
"We research, write, print and distribute maps and guides to the world's great cities. We seek out the well-used and much-loved, and enjoy the extraordinary as well as the everyday. Old bookshops and new coffee shops, park benches and dive bars, hat shops and haberdashers: this is the world according to Herb Lester."
• Article by Darian Hocking
• Photography by Stephanie Lynn
• Special Thanks to Ben Olins & Herb Lester