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.

Project: Preston City Centre Guide

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I have worked with maps for a number of years now before the opportunity arose for the creation of a new map for Preston city centre. I am really looking forward to all the hard work finally in print and being used.
– Pete Thompson 

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Map
Preston Guid City MapPreston Guid City Back

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To see Development and Project Extension, Click Here

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Client: Preston City Council
Date Published: 18/02/14
Design: Ric BixterPete Thompson

78 Awards

 

The first part of the D&AD student award wall is finished. Wednesday 16th November is when D&AD comes to Preston for a day of design events. For this day we have put up two 2 metre banners up along the Graphic Design studios. Spanning 10 years there are a total of 78 awards on display. Eventually this will become a permanent feature in the university with all of the D&AD student awards that UCLAN has won.

Student Awards 2001-2011