Currently reading Cartographer’s Toolkit by Gretchen Peterson, and loving the visual approach the book takes. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, cartography is simply a technical name for the art of mapping and map creation. Peterson’s book is literally a toolkit for mapping professionals and amateurs alike, walking the reader through the best types of fonts, color schemes, and map styles to use in designing your own maps.
I particularly love her templated approach, where each page shows the same base geography while using different font pairings. There are some ideas in the book that will certainly influence my own approach to designing my upcoming pennant race book.
To take a look at some of her work, follow this link: Cartographer’s Toolkit.by