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Finally...it went up on Friday!
Been working on it non-stop since August.

Its a pictorial map of Kamloops in British Columbia and involved the input of nearly 100 local businesses, civic agencies and individuals.
The project was produced in several formats including this giant 20 ft Highway visitor information Sign. As far as I know, this is the first time that a pictorial map of this type has been displayed on this scale. It was quite a challenge!
Attached File  JL_HwySign.jpg   273.84KB   366 downloads]Attached File  HWY_SIGN_closeup.jpg   307.38KB   294 downloads
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Looks great! I see that you recommend Romann's Swiss Pastries . . . . I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm in Kamloops. Great job.

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It's so great work! must be a hard work! You do it by hand or software?

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Whoa!

That's awesome Jean-Louis. One question though: on the first photo you can see the "you are here" marker, but it appears to be on the far side of the scene as depicted in the map, so from that spot, people would be looking in pretty much the opposite direction as the map is made in (am I still making sense?). Isn't that a problem?
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Il est enfin fini! :lol:

Very, very nice, Jean-Louis! I know you've been working on that one for a long time...so it has to feel incredibly good seeing it complete and installed on-location. The huge dimensions of that piece is fun too! Next step: a map design visible from space! :)

Congratulations...excellent work.
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Gorgeous, and congratulations!
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Incredible!!

I'd love to see that one live someday!

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Wow - that's amazing! Congratulations!
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Extreme close-up! Very nice :)

I did wonder the same thing as Hans about the "You are here" and viewpoint of the map. On the other hand, maybe because it is so visual/graphic people will take the information in and mentally rotate?
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This is a very nice map, good work!

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Superbe!. Félicitations.

What is next... (a holiday or another project?)

Maybe I'm wrong but, is it close to last year fire zone?
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Extreme close-up! Very nice :)

I did wonder the same thing as Hans about the "You are here" and viewpoint of the map. On the other hand, maybe because it is so visual/graphic people will take the information in and mentally rotate?


Thanks for the feedback everybody

The more important sign, which is a little smaller than the 20 ft one I showed, is at the South end of the city where the tourism office is. The viewpoint at this location does not require a mental rotation.(see attached picture)

The artwork was done with a great deal of hand-drawn pencil sketches that were then refined in Photoshop. There is a sample of these sketches on another previous post here that I cant locate anymore.

Yes it was close to the fire zones. When I was there in August there were days where my car got covered by a thin film of floating ashes.

The reaction in Kamloops was extraordinarily enthusiastic. I am hoping it will open up a new trend for communities to use large scale illustrated maps to direct their flow of visitors.
Merry Christmas everybody.
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Congratulations. Craftwise, its a wonderful map, and great display of your design talent. I am curious, is the 20 ft map funded by tourism board or by the City? Do you know the cost?
You created a landmark!

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Extreme close-up! Very nice :)

I did wonder the same thing as Hans about the "You are here" and viewpoint of the map. On the other hand, maybe because it is so visual/graphic people will take the information in and mentally rotate?


But I wonder too that if the perspective was from that point, there would be a great mountain blocking half the view... ;) Jean-Louis' work would have take him half the time, but it would not have been half as good :P

We don't have this kind of problem with "standard" maps.

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City of Prescott, Arizona would like to talk about a fat map for us- Chris Hosking ,Trails Specialist, tel 928 777 1122 Thanks.




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