Map of my favorite places in my new hometown HAMBURG, Germany

  • Why am I making this map?

    to showcase my favorite places and to give as a gift to friends that visit the city when i myself am travelling and cannot show them my favourite places 
    and also as a motivator to explore bits of the city I have yet not had reason to visit

  • Why am I the expert to create this map?

    I explore cities by walking. My friend T. taught me this. I steer clear of tourist buses or crowded spaces (except for the library) I love to seek out the quirky hangouts and unusual spaces, i notice streetart in forgotten corners
  • Who is my target audience?

    my friends and people that want to see my city through my eyes

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? (Note type can be smaller on printed maps than when viewed on web)

    I am drawn to print and the classic map format. I think the very personal nature of the map and its highlighted attractions would be nicely contrasted by the classical/boring format
    BUT..I would also love to include an audioguide with it, because places get more interesting with stories  (any ideas on how to do that?)

  • What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)

    ooh, good question - I'll have a think about that

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....

    ..incorporate an audioguide into an illustrated map (QRCode? no. hmm..)
    I'd also be delighted about any other kind of feedback and, of course, your favourite places in your city :)

 *** update Feb 20th ***

did a drawn map of my old neighbourhood and jogging route. relied on google maps for accuracy. Maybe a map drawn from memory would have been cooler..

This so far is my sketch of my neighbourhood. The little red dots mark my favourite places. The outlines are the ones on the actual streetmap. Maybe I'll lose some detail to make the map prettier?

I am really enjoying drawing type, though I am still a bit shit at it. :)

update 3.06.2013

Exercises from videolessons  2.0

cut up paper and rearrange it to resemble a map

I had one of those recycled envelopes at hand that have old maps as inner lining and I used that. It did not really look amazing and the contrast to the white paper as background was not enough to make it pop.

so I chose a magazine page with a photo of blue sky on it and used that. 

i thought this would be nice for a holiday map to show the shortest way to the beach or something.

then I drew out the outlines of my neighbourhood and cut away everything but the streets. 

If you are in need of a map to guide you quickly to a place for coffee/cakes or the park, this way I can guide you fast. There can however only be one point of interest per block of space.

I like this approach and also how it is a map AND a collage of my neighbourhood. I will incorporate this into my project. (but nicer looking of course, this is just what i had on hand and quickly frankensteined together ;)


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