Originally, this map was produced as the final project for Geography 572: Graphic Design in Cartography. It later saw an update prior to entry into National Geographic's student map competition. While not the ultimate winner, I did receive an honorable mention. It did win the Barbara Bartz Petchenik Memorial Award from the department. I am studying the visual complexity of this type of map for my Master's Thesis.
This is another map from Geography 572. This assignment was to complete a map within 24 hours of receiving the files. We were provided with a spec sheet and some examples to follow.
This map was also created for a lab assignment for Geography 572. The assignment was interesting in that we were asked to redesign an existing map.
Black and white created for Jan Vansina while working for the UW-Madison Cartography Lab.