Monday, July 30, 2012

California & Hawaii Lighthouses Map!

Cover: Point Cabrillo, CA.
After many long months, at last [Mostly Silent Partner: "Finally!"] our all-new CALIFORNIA & HAWAII LIGHTHOUSES: Illustrated Map & Guide is at the printer. We expect to start shipping orders within two weeks.

The watercolor illustrations are by the talented, fast-working and ever-cheerful Gerald C. (Jerry) Hill, who did all the paintings for our Northwest, Southeast and Florida lighthouse maps, plus the cover and a good chunk of the interior illustrations for United States Lighthouses.

Time, start to finish: 13 months.
Personnel:  2 cartographers, 1 illustrator, 1 graphic designer,
   1 art director/writer/editor, 1 whipper-in.
Photos viewed for art research:  7500+
Illustrations: 31
Hours spent on historical research: Don't ask.
Text: 19,319 words
Cartography Drafts:
   - California map: 28
   - Hawaii map: 12
   - Lake Tahoe inset: 9
   - Lake Havasu inset: 9
   - Bay Area inset: 7
Production Drafts:
   - Mapside: 4
   - Textside: 10
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