Map Monday

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Map Monday

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

This map shows the amount of the underground rivers and tributaries within the Dublin City area. The two colour really shows the complexity within the waterways of Dublin city centre without making the main message easily communicated to the user of the map.

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Visuals of Indie Games

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Visuals of Indie Games

Cup head

 

Inspired by the classic Micky mouse cartoon and then taken to the extreme. This sidescrolling shooter playfully animates the variety of objects to make the world around the two main protagonists cup heads. Shooting bullets out of their hands to an upbeat jazz background beat. This game is a pleasing visual art style change for indie games (typically an eight-bit visual predominant industry).

Papers please!:

 

Takes the depressing and tyrants atmosphere of the bad guy movie soviet union. It then sets you up as a border officer checking passport visa and somehow turns it into a game. That is somehow addictive in its gameplay with is monetises deep bass music and its greyscale uses of colouring with only some highlights of the soviet red throughout the gameplay. The game visual perfectly encapsulates the atmosphere of a harsh tyrant communist government.

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Case Study: Dynamic Branding

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Case Study: Dynamic Branding

What is Dynamic Branding?

 

Dynamic Branding is a system for creating and using a brand identity that is both flexable and changes depending on the context of the brand placement. This system help keeps the brand fresh and appealing which has become quite important in this age where we are consitaly impacted by a veriaty of branding. This changing of the brand can just be the colours or the imagery and logo like the "Hadfields" wall paint branding below. Which was one of the first uses of the idea of an dynamic brand idenity which was illustrated by Maurice Wilson.

This style of branding is not for every client but is becoming more and more relevant in an era where an identity has to work in so many different locations from digital animated media and static print medium.

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Monday Maps

Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

This is the inside map of Malahide Castle. It shows off the inner layout of the castle. With the thick massioned walls that are just off from having 90° courners due to the technology at the time. surrounding the map of the castle are historical recrations of the rooms of the time. Ranging from the dinning hall to the master bedroom.

Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

This is a map of Malahide castle my home-town local landmark. It shows the castle and the surrounding grounds. It was found on the ground in Malahide village it clearly has the marks of a map that has been used. With the fold marks making an impact on the visuals. I do find that the elements that have been focused on have taken up too much space and the hierarchy does not focus on the focus on the map directions.

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

Map of Malahide Castle

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Monday Maps - Offset

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Monday Maps - Offset


Offset is one of the biggest design/creative centric talks in Dublin. Gather some of the biggest creatives from all over the world and Ireland. So it is no surprise that they created this beautiful map, that incorporates the conference over all identity and makes the complex Georgian streets of Dublin easy navigable. 

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

This weeks map is an small trifold leaflet from the Aillwee caves that lead you around the ground of this natural beauty of a site and all of it other attractions. This small post card sized map (when folded) is humbly illustrated guiding the visitor around the ground.

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UNIVERS REVOLVED

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UNIVERS REVOLVED

Ji Lee born in Korea, raised in Brazil, and now live's and work in New York. "I believe ideas are nothing, doing is everything". Lee  book "Univers Revolved"is one of those books that I pick up when I am in need of some inspiration and direction in my work. A visual exploration where I believe it is underrated,  Ji Lee looks at taking the univers typeface and revolves around a singular point. in the book he goes through how he created the shapes and various compositions of sentences and images using the "Univers Revolved".

Looking at not just how the charters are brought into the 3D environment, also why it is brought in and the view it is seen in the environment. The only aspect that I believe that Ji Lee left out was that he could have experienced is with the textures that are used on the shape as it can dramatically affect the form of the shape but the spatial and explorations really show the possibility that could come about if it was to be combined with VR typographic design.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

This is my very own map of Malahide and the surounding regions which include Swords, Pormanock and Donabate.  The map was surved in 1836 - 1867 at a scale of  1 : 10,550, The map size is about a meter and half wide and meter high

Malahide

Malahide

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What I am Reading

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What I am Reading

I have been reading trying to catch up on the classic comics that have been on my bookshelf  just gathering dust. 

So the first book I started off with is "Batman The Killing Joke" written by Alan Moore, Art & Colour by Brian Bolland and Lettering by Richard Starkings. Batman The Killing Joke is one of those books that not only entertains you but give you an amazing insight into to the emotions and rational of the Batmans greatest and well-crafted foes.

 

 

The next novel that I am reading is Watchmen also written by Alan Moore with the Illustrations & Lettering by Dave Gibbons. This book is inspired by realestic historical events that are pushed extrames with the introduction of the watchmen and superheros. This single cohisive story that is ingrosive with its psychological profiles of the not only of people of the time but also the complex superheros.  With an imersive illustrated style that reminds me of cartoons that I would read in when I child bring some great nostalgia to the book which was then comperminsed with the darker and more political nature of the story.

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

This is a map of Munster from the Marsh's Library beside St Patrick's Cathedral. Marsh’s Library was founded in the early eighteenth century by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713).Designed by Sir William Robinson (d.1712) the Surveyor General of Ireland, it is one of the very few 18th century buildings left in Dublin that is still being used for its original purpose. Many of the collections in the Library are still kept on the shelves allocated to them by Marsh and by Elias Bouhéreau, the first ibrarian, when the Library was opened.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

Prague

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throwaway maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throw away maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

This map was taken from a hotel in Cesky Krumlov it may not be the prettiest map in the word. But the map has a child-like feeling of exploration within it. The map is quick and dirty and highly focused on the end user who are the tourists and young explorers.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throw away maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

On a recent visit to Amsterdam, I was able to head up to the Dee Hague to take a look at the KABK college open day where I acquired this fantastic map of the college leading you around each and every creative sector of the entire building.

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Monday Maps

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throw away maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

The Riks museum map is a uses of design that separates out each floor into its own clear sections. This map also guides you through time and the museum with each part of the divided with a colour and period of history of a special collection section.

Rijks Museum map

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Monday Maps

Every Monday I will show off my collection of maps that I have been collecting over the years these range from some the oldest maps with some great history connected to them. To the cheapest throw away maps that are given out in every major city in the world. I don't believe in keeping it in perfect condition so still have marks on them too which you can extract a story from just like your own treasure map.

Belgrade 

Belgrade 

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