Map Illustration

Base Maps

Base Maps

OBJECTIVE 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 clients. SOLUTION Randal Birkey has created a number of such base maps that can be...

American Invsco – Delaware Place – Chicago, Illinois

American Invsco – Delaware Place – Chicago, Illinois

OBJECTIVE 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. SOLUTION Randal Birkey created a street level detail map of the neighborhood around the...

US Swine Flu Map Animation

US Swine Flu Map Animation

The team at Headstand Media produced a US Swine Flu Map Animation which was online at http://www.swine-flu-map-animation.com This tool was used on a daily basis to track the spread of the disease over time from state to state in a visual and animated manner. It...

Corporate Site Plan Illustration

Corporate Site Plan Illustration

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...

Rand McNally CityFlash Maps

Rand McNally CityFlash Maps

OBJECTIVE As the recognized premier global map company, Rand McNally was exploring the possible transition from traditional cartography techniques to digital map production in the late 1980s. A new product line called "CityFlash" maps were to be their first test map...

Falling Water Master Site Plan

Falling Water Master Site Plan

This site plan map was done for Lipman-Hearne, a Chicago design firm that was designing print materials for a residential housing development by Pacific-Sakata, in the 1980s. The development was called Falling Water, similar to the name of a famous Frank Lloyd Wright...

Chicago Area Map Illustrations

Chicago Area Map Illustrations

I've done so many map illustrations in my career, I've lost count. Many of them are of the Chicago area. The one on the left I did in 1995 of the Chicago area, featuring all the main Interstate highways, Lake Michigan, the outline of Chicago and border counties. It...