Together, this book and included DVD are a digital toolbox for designing your own illustrative maps. 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 Map Design Toolbox offers visual inspiration and all of the essential tools for getting high-quality results quickly that are right on target It compiles more than 200 maps, basic elements for creating maps and legends, and thematic sets of icons and other illustrative components. Everything that is shown in the print version is available on the included DVD as a vector file that can be digitally reworked as needed. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from geographically-themed graphics to icons representing industry and trade, from atmospherically retro to painstakingly detailed, The Map Design Toolbox contains a full spectrum of helpful design tools for creating any and every type of map. 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.
Artdirector Alexander Tibelius, tätig für Red Bull in Salzburg, TBWA in Moskau oder Jung von Matt in Hamburg, kam die Idee für dieses Buch bei der Planung einer Weltreise. Die speziellen Eigenschaften der Länder inspirierten ihn zur genaueren Beschäftigung mit Landkarten und ihrer grafischen Darstellung. Die Weltreise lässt zwar noch auf sich warten – aber dafür ist dieses Buch entstanden. Es soll Designern den Weg erleichtern, eigene Weltkarten zu erstellen, und dadurch den gestalterischen Alltag vereinfachen.