Metropolitan Magazine Amsterdam Travel Map Illustration
Metropolitan Magazine Amsterdam travel map Illustration. Cedar Communications design agency were in touch to commission 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
The Map was drawn in sections. First, the spot illustrations were drawn using a fine liner ink pen. The streets were drawn as well. I then started to compose the spot illustrations onto the street layout. Once the composition of the map drawing was working well I introduced the typography into the illustration. The Location names were illustrated under the locations and the text Amsterdam was written in a script font.
The locations to be illustrated for the map included the following,
Viscafe Gouden Hoek – its a stone’s throw away for the lively Westermark’s Sculptures and skateboards, the fish restaurant is a local favourite that has a special Oyster menu and upscale fish and chips being served at this establishment.
Rijksmuseum – Five years after its epic renovation, Amsterdam’s 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 gilded 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.