West Hampstead Neighbourhood Map

Hand drawn map of the West Hampstead Neighbourhood in North West London, illustrating all the interesting places nearby The Nido Collection student accommodation. This was realised to be featured in The Nido Collection newspaper, Fall 2015 edition

CLIENT: The Nido Collection

PROJECT DATE: 2015

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Drawing of the map by hand, just looking at Google Maps.

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Finished the drawing the paper was scanned. Then contrast and brightness levels were increased with Photoshop.

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Trace Outline in 16 colours was applied with Illustrator. Then all the not necessary colours were deleted and the various traces adjusted.

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Different colour variations were tried.

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Eventually, the decision fell for a softer pastel-like colour combination, not too invasive and more in line with the rest of the newspaper.

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The final artwork with text boxes which was featured in The Nido Collection newspaper.