Glasgow maps for Denise Mina's 'The Long Drop'
Client: Random House | December 2016 | Adobe Illustrator
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.
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.