BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Mapping Project
I picked out of a hat ‘cycle routes’. This then became the topic of my project. I had to find something to do with cycle routes that I could map within a 2mile radius of the Brighton Clock Tower. I decided to mark on a map how where I saw parked bikes, moving bikes and signs about bikes and how many of each there were. This took quite sometime, but luckily the weather was lovely, so I didn’t mind at all.
Once I had gather all my data I digitalised what I had found and removed the map. Each colour represents the area made by either bike signs, moving bikes or parked bikes. I decided this wasn’t very clear though and so went back to the drawing board.
This is how I developed my data. I decided to have the dots on their own (not joined together, making shapes). I feel this is a more accurate representation of where I saw the bikes on my route, you also get a sense of the route I took. I have a thin line drawing of the coast and pier for navigational purposes and a small key at the bottom, with a distance referral point. This was printed A2 and here are my 2 favourite designs. What I liked most about how these came out is how the dots have a low opacity, so when layered they create lovely patterns, just like a group of bikes chained up next to each other do. It’s a shame the quality of the image once uploaded doesn’t show you this.