Maps are fun. I love the process and the finished product. But like most worthwhile projects, in the middle they can be challenging.
A map must precisely reflect reality so there’s not a lot of wiggle room regarding structure. That said, after establishing the framework, it’s amazing how much character can be added with design and illustration. To see what I mean, check out two of my recent map projects.
Camp Greystone is a magical camp located up in the mountains of western North Carolina. Click the map to enlarge.
SEWE / Downtown Charleston
SEWE updated their map for the 2013 show. Jonathan Miller, author of the Sammy Dog Books series, provided some awesome illustrations. Click the map to enlarge.