Project: Self-directed Study
Graphic Design | Print | Typography
Mapping looks at the use of traditional maps and how they have come to serve as visual story-tellers. Through design, certain parts of a map are highlighted, removed, or added to another map to eliminate its intended purpose: navigation. By doing so the map is no longer functional but static. Removing this unveils something new: when navigation ceases what is left are simply lines that illustrate geographical behaviour. Cities for example, are obvious to spot because of how many roads lead in and out of them. Freeways, highways, rural routes, etc., each have their own indicator. Population growth, economy, and urban planning can all be seen simply by comparing an old map to a new one.