Clients like to think that a map can be created quickly. Designers know, however, that the devil is in the details. To make a map, one not only needs to find the right graphic in the right size to use as a base, but also complementary lines, arrows, and icons. A small map can quickly become a herculean task. The Map Design Toolbox helps make this process a lot less time-consuming.
The book provides inspiration and a DVD with 640 ready-to-go vector files of not only continents, countries, and cities, but also compass roses, landmark buildings, place names, rivers, trees, and much more. These tools ensure that you can concentrate on the content and look of your map right away.
This book compiles a selection of visually inspiring maps, as well as a wide range of individual components for creating legends and sets of icons related to themes including transportation, sports, and vacation. With its wide range of graphic templates The Map Design Toolbox provides time-saving groundwork for creating compelling maps of any kind.
As in his previous title The Logo Design Toolbox, Alexander Tibelius again provides designers with a clearly structured book that gives them practical tools for creating graphics both efficiently and successfully.
Art director Alexander Tibelius has worked for Red Bull in Salzburg, TBWA in Moscow, and Jung von Matt in Hamburg. He got the idea for this book while he was thinking of taking a trip around the world. The characteristics and shapes of various countries inspired him to explore maps and their graphic visualizations. The journey around the globe hasn’t happened yet, but this book is the happy result of his planning. It aims to help designers create maps and make their daily design work easier.