Creative agency Nonsense believes that brands have to stop drinking their own Kool-aid and start being honest with their customers.
We decided to get our heads out of our gloveboxes and illustrate our own map. Yes, welcome to our A to Z (see what we did there?) on how to go about making one for yourself using contemporary design principles.
From a clay craft to an inked pursuit to the paperback navigation system of the 80s/90s to a computer software creation: map making has seriously changed directions over the course of thousands of years. We guide you through designing one in today’s sought after illustrated style.
Custom map illustration is where cartography meets graphic design, and becomes a lot less about accuracy and a lot more about art. Making an illustrated map involves bringing together functional elements while processing lots of stylistic decisions.
Everything you add or take away has a synergistic effect in the end, so using our project with The Estate Office as a point of reference, here we walk you through all the considerations to help get you to your creative destination…