The News Building Map for LaSalle Partners
A design firm required a visually interesting area map to use in a print piece highlighting the amenities and features of The News Building, located in New York City, for a real estate client.
Randal Birkey produced an isometric base map of the streets surrounding the building location. The featured building and another one nearby were popped up in 3D, to show their relative size and proximity. The style and color choices were selected to fit with the overall print piece design.
The illustration was prepared on an Apple Macintosh using Adobe Illustrator and delivered as an EPS file.
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Chicago Magazine - Chicago Visitor Map
Chicago Magazine (Chicago, Illinois), the premiere local magazine for the Chicago area, required 2 street maps in which to locate a number of points of interest and amenities targeted at visitors to the City of Chicago.
Randal Birkey of BIRKEY.COM created a detailed street map from Lake Michigan to Damen Ave. and from Diversey Street to 26th Street in Adobe Illustrator. A color palette was developed to compliment the colors being used in the Chicago Visitor Guide magazine as well. A smaller, more detailed area was also created from Lake Michigan to Orleans, and Oak Street to Congress Parkway. Both maps contained highlighted locations and labels of points of interest such as:
- Marshall Field’s
- The Merchandise Mart
- Sears Tower
- Art Institute
- Navy Pier
- Buckingham Fountain
- Millennium Park
- Oriental Theater
- Daley Center
- Thompson Center
- The Mercantile Exchange
- Chicago Board of Trade
- Goodman Theater
- Civic Opera House
- John Hancock Center
- Fourth Presbyterian Church
- The Wrigley Building
- Tribune Tower
- Carson Pirie Scott
- The Chicago Cultural Center
- The Museum of Contemporary Art
The map files were delivered via a Birkey.com FileSharing site as downloadable files.
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Typical Location Base Maps
To create a number of Chicago area base maps in Adobe Illustrator (Postscript – vector) format, to enable a wide range of customization and personalization by RANDAL BIRKEY.COM clients.
Randal Birkey has created a number of such base maps that can be customized in the following ways:
- Cropped to various boundaries and sizes
- Custom color palettes to fit customer specifications
- Font styles and sizes
- Layers of information turned on and off
- RGB, CMYK and Spot colors supported
Contact RANDAL BIRKEY.COM for more customization options and pricing and licensing information. Let us provide a Chicago base map illustration solution for you.
Delaware Place Illustrations
A leading US condominium developer, American Invsco, required a marketing map and new condo building illustration of a new development in Chicago called Delaware Place.
Randal Birkey created a street level detail map of the neighborhood around the development, highlighting amenities and proximity to shopping, recreation and transportation.
Randal also created a street level view perspective of the high-rise condo building in a similar line and watercolor style used for the map for continuity and consistency.
The illustrations were created digitally using Painter and Adobe Photoshop software on an Apple Macintosh, also using a Wacom tablet. The final files were delivered to the client via a Birkey.com FileSharing site.
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Randal Birkey created this site plan of what eventually became an insurance office campus in the northern suburbs of Chicago in the 1980’s. The developer was Homart, and the project called Riverwoods. The original art was done with pen and ink line work, and color pencil and watercolor washes on illustration board. The illustration was used in a printed piece promoting the development project, and seeking to attract a major tenant. It was one of the first color site plans I did as I started my freelance illustration career in 1981.
Riverwoods Corporate Site Plan