I wrote the content of the guidebook. And being a tour guide in Paris, I know people really need maps!
Who is my target audience?
Readers of the guidebook.
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)
The book will be printed and in eBook version, like the first edition, so it would be great to have the map(s) available in both, but generally eBooks can link to Google maps, so the print version is most important.
What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)
All of the detail is in the guide, so perhaps the maps will be numbered with the names of the places. I'm thinking separate maps for each section may be easier so I'm not cramming too much in there.
Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....
I'm not a designer, and have very basic artistic skills. I'd like the map to fit the elegant style that the designers of the book created (or at least NOT clash with it or look amateur). I did a guidebook for one publisher years ago and was so disappointed when I saw the maps. They were useless. I want mine to be useful, beautiful. A lot to ask? Lol!
HAND DRAWN MAP
This is a super rough drawing for an overview map of luxury shopping districts in paris. I'd want to do a small street map for each one.