Chicago Magazine – Chicago Visitor Map


Chicago Magazine (Chicago, Illinois), the premiere local magazine for the Chicago area, required 2 street maps in which to locate a number of points of interest and amenities targeted at visitors to the City of Chicago.


Randal Birkey of BIRKEY.COM created a detailed street map from Lake Michigan to Damen Ave. and from Diversey Street to 26th Street in Adobe Illustrator. A color palette was developed to compliment the colors being used in the Chicago Visitor Guide magazine as well. A smaller, more detailed area was also created from Lake Michigan to Orleans and Oak Street to Congress Parkway. Both maps contained highlighted locations and labels of points of interest such as:

  • Marshall Field’s
  • The Merchandise Mart
  • Sears Tower
  • Art Institute
  • Navy Pier
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Millennium Park
  • Oriental Theater
  • Daley Center
  • Thompson Center
  • The Mercantile Exchange
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • Goodman Theater
  • Civic Opera House
  • John Hancock Center
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • The Wrigley Building
  • Tribune Tower
  • Carson Pirie Scott
  • The Chicago Cultural Center
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art

The map files were delivered via a FileSharing site as downloadable files.