Preston City Centre Guide Development

This year I have been working on a A3 map & guide for Preston City Centre with
Pete Thompson and Preston City Council. It is to be available for free around the
city to be used as a guide on how to get around and see what Preston has to offer.
This post is a guide through the development of the project. The full project can
be seen here.

Research & Reference
Preston Map 1
Preston City Centre Map – Previous (A5)

Preston map 2 - Guild Wheel
Guild Wheel Map – Bicycle route of Preston (A2 approx)

Preston map 3 - illustrated
Illustrated Preston City Centre Map (A3 approx)

Bristol Map
Bristol City Map (A3) [link]

Newcastle Map
Newcastle Map (426mm x 426mm) [link]

NYC Wayfinding 1NYC Wayfinding 2NYC Wayfinding 3 - Paper map
Pentagram NYC Wayfinding [link]

Development
Initial map work animation

Development of the first version of the map where the initial groundwork was done for
the transport system and natural environments. While being as accurate as possible,
it was important for this map to be clear and simple so some roads have been slightly
simplified and not all roads have been included as they are not necessary for this map.

This video shows the development of the map from start to finish.

Project Extension

Based from the finished map that was produced, Preston Council along with fwdesign have produced a detailed version for a way-finding system. It essentially zooms into the initial design, adding extra detail which is necessary for way-finding signage. The system will be implemented into the redevelopment of Preston City Centre from August 2014. Picture to come…

To see the full project, please click here.

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