illustrated Map Brussels Airline Inflight Magazine Northern Ireland Map drawing
illustrated Map Brussels inflight Magazine Northern Ireland drawing. Ink Global create award-winning media and content for passengers at every stage of their journey. Ink currently produce over 25 magazines in eight languages for many of the world’s best-known airlines and travel companies including American Airlines, United, Iberia, Airberlin, Norwegian and Scoot. In addition, Ink sells digital media space for KLM, easyJet, Aer Lingus, Cebu Pacific and many more.
I was commissioned to illustrate a map covering Northern Ireland which would be published for Brussels airline inflight magazine. The illustrated map would highlight sights of interests such as Belfast the Titanic Centre, Bushmills Distillery, The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick a Rede rope bridge, Giant’s Causeway, Portrush, Portstewart, and Dunluce Castle.
The Northern Ireland map was an interesting map to work on stylistically for me. The maps I have illustrated in the past, I would place the location on to the map, this works well if there is space for the locations to work within the composition. The issue with the Northern Ireland map was with the difficulty of placing the locations within the magazine dimensions. The solution for this issue was to crop the location drawings and place them within floating image bubbles. This stylistic approach worked with the available space and composition without compromising the map.
The Map was drawn into individual as sections. The roads were then drawn first separate to the rest of the illustration. The spot illustrations were then drawn using a fine liner ink Rotring pen. I then started to place the spot illustrations onto the road layout of the illustration.
Once the composition of the map drawing was working well I started to add the typography into the illustration. The location names were illustrated under the locations in a hand rendered font using.