Monday, 14 November 2016

Beeston goes vertical — a new kind of map

This map is a first of its kind. The idea comes from a Beeston Bus Connections Map I created at the end of 2013. If you follow the link you will see that is also a vertical map, but was a less than satisfactory solution to the challenge I had set myself at the time — the creation of a pocket bus map centred on Beeston.

I thought the idea might be better applied to a map promoting Beeston's pubs and cafés, since a landscape map results in text being set at 90 degrees. A vertical map overcomes this problem, but at the end of the day it is all about scale and proportions, so that the map can be folded and opened in a way which does not distract from what the map is trying to share. I believe that with my draft version 2, I have met the challenge. 

At some point, I hope to see the map published. In the meantime this is your opportunity to make comments and suggestions about how it might be improved. So here it is, Beeston as you have never seen it before!

To see a larger version, click on the map:

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