Paris - A map of central Paris, produced for a visitor guidebook of the city.

Paris

A map of central Paris, produced for a visitor guidebook of the city.

Place Charles de Gaulle at a larger size.

Place Charles de Gaulle at a larger size.

A better look at colours and detail of this particular map.

A better look at colours and detail of this particular map.

Paris

Client: National Geographic

An overview map of central Paris, produced for a walking guide. This map highlights the various neighbourhoods of the city centre and indicates whereabouts in the book to find detailed accounts relating to each specific region.

A relatively straightforward design style has been employed on what is a moderately complicated map. The use of semi-transparent features was chosen to enable the blocks of colour, representing each district, to remain fully visible across the whole map.

This map is one example of many produced for this guide and several others across a larger series of books. The style of this map matches the overall scheme used throughout the book and series with the fonts employed on this map in keeping with the house style of this particular publisher.

Ed Merritt
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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

For more information on how Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project, please send me a message or make contact via the information displayed above and throughout the site. I look forward to hearing from you.

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