Maps of Glasgow for Denise Mina's "The Long Drop"

Client: Random House | December 2016 | Digital rendering
Publishers Random House commissioned me to create two maps of Glasgow for the endpapers of the new novel 'The Long Drop' by Denise Mina, which is set in the Scottish city in the late 1950s. The first map was drawn to appear in a 1950s period style, and the second in an updated, modern and contrasting 21st century style. Both maps cover precisely the same area of the city, accurately portraying the geography of the city as it appeared then and now. Locations that feature in the story are highlighted in red.

Map 1: 1950s Glasgow

Map 2: modern day Glasgow

This public transport map of Glasgow (c.1950s) served as one of the inspirations for the first map's colour scheme and typography.

Another public transport map of Glasgow (c.1950s) that served as an inspiration for the first map's colour scheme and typography.

Detail of the 1950s map

Detail of the 1950s map

Side-by-side comparison of the two maps, showing the changes that have been made to the city in the intervening time period.