For my final third year project I wanted to create something around a country that I love and have visited many times: Portugal. I decided to create a series of three maps, Lisbon, Porto and Algarve, that would be designed for the use of young Interrailers. The audience are travellers in their late teens and 20’s who are also potentially students.
I wanted to create an illustrated map that brought the country to life and was able to promote each cities attractions. This also gave Interrail a new identity and visual language that would be applied to each country.
I created my illustrations by hand from different types of paper before scanning the images in to be used digitally. I took a similar approach to the typography I chose for headings and display as I papercut letters from patterned paper. This paired with a digital font called ‘Brocha’ allowed for my illustrations and type to work in an editorial nature and seamlessly together. The map’s front covers are uniform in the sense that they can be used for any city across Europe. The background colour of the cover would change for each country.
In May 2016 a print of my ‘Porto’ map was in an exhibition titled ‘Three Years’ curated by William Wright at the LCB Depot in Leicester city centre.