The best of 2014

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…or, what we’ve been working on over the past 12 months.

 

January

Croatia

In January we produced maps for a new client, Dalmation Destinations, a tour operator based in London who specialise in chartered boats trips in Croatia and Montenegro.

February

Basic CMYK

February saw more maps for a regular client, the Assura Group. This particular map was for a walk route around Blyth.

March

ATG 09 design template

More maps, 17 in total this time, for another regular client, Audley Travel, all based around south east Asia.

April

EUROPE_JIGSAW

In April a new client from Ireland asked us to create an A2 size map of Europe to be used for a jigsaw.

May

Trouville_Sandown

Much closer to home in May when we produced this map of Sandown for the Trouville Hotel.

June

IHM NEWPORT 2012 final KP

Another regular client, Island Holiday Media, came back to us in June for maps covering Cowes and the River Medina.

July

Print

We produced this map of Liverpool Walks for the History Press in July.

August

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In August we once again visited sunny Spain – well, Menorca to be more precise. Seamus and Sean take a dip in the hotel pool.

September

Priory_Hospitals

This was one of two maps supplied to Priory Healthcare showing their locations around the UK.

October

helpful holidays

October, and another client who we’ve worked with over a number of years, Helpful Holidays. These were maps for their 2015 holiday brochure.

November

Capable_Travel

A new client, Capable Travel, wanted a 7 foot tall map of the UK for projection at a presentation they were doing.

December

CPM2 Region Template.ai

Another new client, this time On Foot Holidays, requested an initial 10 maps for their website followed by a further 14.

 

Loads more, literally hundreds, of samples of maps we’ve produced for clients can be found on our Pinterest boards

Have a good 2015!

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Transport Maps

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Buses, trams, trains – most of us use these at one time or another and many of us need maps to help us navigate the various transport systems, especially when the town or city is unfamiliar to us. Transport maps were therefore an important and high profile addition to the range of maps we could offer our clients.

We began producing maps for transport companies back in 2004 when we created our first maps for the Nottingham Tram Consortium. The initial project consisted of a system overview map plus detailed maps of each tram stop with each map showing the surrounding streets etc.

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(Left, the system overview map and right, an enlarged extract showing the level of detail on the map)

In total there were 23 tram maps and these all followed a similar style to the Old Market Square map shown below, and all incorporating local information including pubs, museums, Council Offices, libraries, tourist information centres etc.

Old_Market_Square

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(Above, trams at the Old Market Square on the Nottingham Tram network – photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Next we moved on to buses and in 2006 we began work on a large project for Yellow Buses in Bournemouth where we mapped every bus route across the conurbation of Bournemouth, Boscombe, Poole and parts of Christchurch. The network map, below, covers the complete area and shows not only the bus routes but most of the main roads across the whole of the area.

Bournemouth_Network

In addition to this, we also created what were termed Spider Maps, along with schematic maps and route maps for each individual bus route on the system.

The schematic map was a stylised map of all the bus routes – similar in design to the iconic London Underground maps, and a simple way to find your way around Bournemouth by bus, but not, of course, geographically accurate.

Bournemouth_Schematic

(Above, Yellow Buses schematic map)

The Spider Maps took the schematic map and highlighted each of the major bus intersections in a separate map with detail on where to board each individual bus. The map below shows the Boscombe Spider Map.

Spider_Boscombe

(Boscombe Spider Map)

We also created route maps for Yellow Buses where every bus stop on the bus route was shown. The route map below is a good example and is for the number 5 route from Bournemouth Town Centre to Kinson.

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All of the maps above were based on Ordnance Survey material, rather than royalty free, as this was the quickest and easiest method for producing them.

A few years after the Yellow Bus maps we produced a map of the Isle of Wight showing all the Southern Vectis bus routes around the Island. Our client for this project was Island Holiday Media (now trading as Solent) whom we still work with today. This was just one of many maps of the Island which we worked on before moving over here in 2010.

southern_vectis

We’re hoping to be producing more transport maps in the not too distant future, possibly airline route maps – something which we haven’t covered as yet.

(Copyright notice – Some of the maps above contain Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database rights 2014)

 

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