Wordy map

June 30, 2014

I’ve always been a map fan, and done plenty of them in my working life, in fact doing 20  for a sailing book at the moment. I’d seen a similar treatment to this on a map of London and thought it would work well on a UK map. I had a couple of days off so managed to fit this one in for my iStock portfolio.Image



September 4, 2012

I got these accepted at istock today, I quite like these, drawn from a collection of old wooden ampersands I have. I photographed them, then live-traced them in Adobe Illustrator. This is basically a mechanised process whereby the software converts a photo into a vector illustration. The settings ( there are a number of variables concerning the accuracy, and thus the file size, which can be adjusted) were on pretty high, but with a palette of about 30-40 colours, rather than the max of ( I think) 128, which does maker for bigger files.

I know they’re mechanical but the fact they are a vector drawing, can be scaled to any size with no resolution loss, and are drawn, in whatever way, is quite impressive.

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