How to create an illustrated map

By in Blog 6th Dec, 2018 0 Comments

In this tutorial I'm going to describe how I approach creating an illustrated map step-by-step. The examples in this tutorial are taken from a real commission for Wanderer Magazine who asked me to design a map of Hanoi in Vietnam. 1. First you need to decide on the landmarks to include on the map. In…

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Designing a map for the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

By in Blog 23rd Oct, 2018 0 Comments

Earlier this year I got a call from the good folk at Cafeteria Design Agency asking if I'd be interested in creating a large scale map mural for the new RSPB Sherwood Forest visitor centre. Cafeteria told me they'd seen my Myths and Legends of the British Isles map (which features Robin Hood) and they…

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Creating a 3D visitor map for Leeds Industrial Museum

By in Blog 26th Jul, 2018 0 Comments

I recently worked with Studio Bellytimber to create a new 3D visitor map for the Leeds Industrial Museum. Based inside an old mill between a canal and a river, the Industrial Museum is a tricky building to navigate. The site also includes lots of objects in the grounds outside the Museum and the map needed…

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Illustrating an interactive map for the Great Yorkshire Show

By in Blog 4th Jun, 2018 0 Comments

A few months ago the Great Yorkshire Show got in touch asking if I could redesign their map for the website. The Great Yorkshire Show is a huge agriculture festival full of events happening across a large outdoor site. I began by looking at the existing map and the different sections of the festival. I…

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Creating a map for the Wildlife Trust

By in Blog 10th Nov, 2017 0 Comments

Earlier this summer I was approached by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. They had started a new project called 'The Carbon Landscape' and needed an illustrated map to highlight the region. The Carbon Landscape is a corridor of nature reserves and green spaces situated between the urban areas of Wigan, Salford…

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