Thank you for your interest in helping the ICA Commission on Map Design assemble its style guides! Our goal is to provide a series of “quick-start kits” that provide inspiration and examples for mapmakers looking to reference an existing aesthetic.
We need your help finding the materials from which to build these guides! If you have a style you’d like to propose, please submit the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org. A sample guide is provided here so you can see the sort of details we’re trying to collate.
A clear, simple title will help people find what they’re looking for.
A succinct statement of under 50 words that points out the key characteristics of the style.
Provide 3 to 5 adjectives which describe the style.
List 2 or 3 artists, cartographers, or graphic designers whose work demonstrates the style; this will help users of the style guide know where to search for further inspiration.
Attach (or provide links) to 2 or 3 existing maps which exemplify the style. If attaching files, provide full credit information.
Attach (or provide links) to 2 or 3 examples of other graphic art (posters, postcards, album covers, book jackets, etc.) which exemplify the style. If attaching files, provide full credit information.
List 3 typefaces which fit with the style. You might consider the typography used in the Map Examples & Other Inspirations sections as a starting point here. At least one of the typefaces should be freely available. Ideally, the three typefaces will show some range, rather than being very similar to each other.
Provide 3 colour palettes, each with 5 colors, that fit with the style. Again, these can be borrowed from the Map Examples & Other Inspirations sections.