Metropolitan Magazine Amsterdam Travel Map Illustration, Cedar Communications design agency were in touch to commision a map for Metropolitan magazine, which is a magazine from Eurostar. The map commission was to illustrate a map of Amsterdam that combines the highlights of culture and cuisine and not the usual tourist highlights. The illustrated map of Amsterdam brief was to create a pleasing map while at the same time being user-friendly for people to use as well.
The locations to be illustrated for the map included the following,
Viscafe Gouden Hoek – its a stone’s throw away for the lively Westerpark’s Sculptures and skateboards, the fish restaurant is a local favorite the has a special Oyster menu and upscale fish and chips being served at this establishment.
Rijksmuseum – Five years after its epic renovation, Amsterdams golden age art trove continues to dazzle. Rembrandt’s The Night watch remains the big draw, but there’s much more besides, from intricate battleship to YSL’s Mondrian dress.
Van Gogh Museum – A penniless Vincent once paid awestruck hommage to old masters in the Rijksmuseum unaware that an institution in his own name would one day occupy the plot next door
Museum Van Loon – Once home to 17th-century painter Ferdinand Vol, this stately canal house offers a glimpse of how the other half lived, think guilded drawing rooms, beruffed family portraits, and box edged garden, plus changing exhibitions and installations by modern artists
Papeneiland – Inthe heart of the once working-class Jordan district, this waterside cafe serves a mean apple pie, the interior crammed with oil paintings and fairy lights.
De Hallem – I the Oud West district a covered food market multiplex cinema and a parade of independent shops have given a new lease of life to this Victorian tram shed. Now its a bright and breezy hive of commerce and culture