Maps of Barcelona and Valencia, Spain
Self-initiated project | 2014-18 | Digital rendering
Designs for maps of Valencia (my adopted home city) and Barcelona inspired by the elegant visual style, coloration and typography of early twentieth-century city maps. Major streets and thoroughfares, railway termini, metro stations, landmarks, parks, gardens, lakes and bridges are all carefully delineated and labelled. The courses of all the various underground railways are depicted by dashed black lines. Hills and variations in the land height are picked out with subtle shading. The design is finished with a simple, elegant border and title, with a symbol key and scale bar along the bottom edge. My aim is to produce a series of printed maps in this style of other cities in Spain and around the world.
Prints of both designs are available to purchase via my online store.