Glasgow Cycle Map
Here’s another from the archives. Back in 2016, I was asked to redo The Glasgow Cycle Map. I designed the previous version, but with the rapid expansion and improvement of cycling provision and infrastructure, the map needed updating.
The mapping itself was provided by XYZ Maps and using their maps, I tweaked fonts, organised the information and added graphic elements to the layout.
I wanted the cover to have a particularly Glasgow feel, so I paraphrased a famous Glasgow icon, the Duke of Wellington statue (a.k.a. Cone Heid) outside the Gallery of Modern Art. A statue that has, for all of living memory, had a traffic cone superimposed on his head. It’s a cultural statement and one which has lasted over the decades and should be celebrated as part of Glasgow’s history and humour.
I like clean, functional design and well organised information; but I also like the idea of incorporating some playfulness into the process.
Never forget how amusing a traffic cone can be!