we’ve been given a brief to create a map which doesn’t show geographical places exactly !
i started off my research by looking at some creative maps that people had already created on pintrest such as the following
abstract map using linear shapes and primary colour
heart shaped cut outs of destinations
circle shaped objects representing features on a map
portrait that has been integrated into a map
To start of my ideas I played about with different media types and thought about what they could represent on a map of sorts
I played with water colours,pens pencils etc and then tried using different medias such as coffee stains and fire.
The ideas I came up with were things like burn marks on the map representing war torn places in the world.
In using the coffee i had the idea of using the stains to represent places on the map that it comes from
I then took inspiration from one of the more romantic images i had seen and chose to make a list of places that people could propose to each other and represented it on the map as a love heart shaped route around it.
This was my favourite idea so far and this is the one I wish to develop as its vaguely maped out and isnt exactly a map.