So in the end this is what I came up with. It ended up being mainly inspired by the hamburger pamphlet map –I basically used it as a template for how I would set everything onto the page. The choice in colours; the background and the font, the style of the font; for both the front page and inside, and so on where all referred back to the hamburger pamphlet for design clarification –to see if I was doing everything right. Before I began the final project I was influenced to create an interactive map online that would accompany this; however the functioning of the software, for me to be able to get exactly what I wanted, didn’t click with me, so I had to go back to the basics of Paint, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
The map ended up being created in the online software MapBox and I transferred the map by taking multiple close up screenshots and overlapping them within Illustrator, to get the final image. This took multiple attempts because the sizing wasn’t right, or the markers weren’t right, or the images wouldn’t match up, and the list goes on. Finally it came together and I begun the map grid.
But before I began any of this I tracked down all the information about each site that I wanted to add in the pamphlet. In the end there wasn’t enough room like I stated in my previous post, so I had to remove some of the pieces I believe added to the final concept. Anyway, as the site markers were too small to just copy and paste into the information section, I had to replicate them in Illustrator –the same goes for the other symbols. The word Pemano, shortened from People’s Map of Northside, was simply created to replicate the hamburger pamphlet cover –no other reason. The same goes for the back cover also.
The reason I didn’t go with the 3D concept was because of the convenience of MapBox. Also the options MapBox provided did provide that simple but quirky look I was going for, but in a much simpler way, so I went with it.
In the end, my final project didn’t turn out the way I hoped for, but it still does the job.