Make a map in Illustrator based on an idea or a place or just on an idea. No islands permitted.
Use layers. Name your layers.
Use type on a path. If you have not done the in-class exercise to learn this technique, here are the notes.
Use symbols and patterns where you can.
From the Essentials video
Chapter 9: Using Type in Illustrator
- Creating point and area text
- Creating text on a path
- Not mentioned: To change attributes of the font, select the object with the black arrow
- To add color or effects to the path, select the path with the white arrow.
Chapter 13: Creating and Using Symbols
From the Intermediate video
Chapter 13: The Rich World of Strokes
- Introducing the Strokes panel
- Dashes and arrowheads
Chapter 15: Seamlessly Repeating Patterns
Review any videos on layers or tools that you see you need.
For samples of maps made for this assignment, click here.
Have a look at A Typographical Map of Rome (enlarge the thumbnail by clicking on it)
Send me links to any examples you find online!