Hey there. I am working on re-doing my personal website and thought of this crazy idea that I wanted to get some input on from great designers. I am an entrepreneur who lives in NYC.
Not targeting a specific market, though mostly the audience will be techy folks who view my website.
I'd like to take a neighborhood map of NYC and instead of neighborhood names, put in the texts of various social services in the place of neighborhood names.
I am using the attached map as a template. I'd like to combine certain neighborhoods to split the map into a total of 10 areas which should each be outlined. Then, instead of neighborhood names, I'd like to put names of internet services in interesting typeface (similar to the map here but that's totally up for interpretation).
What I am looking for is creativity around the typography and shading.
So the step by step would be to start with an outline of Manhattan, carve out the 10 separate areas (as laid out in attached doc), then put the corresponding text into those areas (and leave out neighborhood names).
Color palette is up to you. Font/typeface is up to you. l don't have a preference re: color vs. black/white/grayscale.
Please keep central park empty, with no label, and color it some shade of green (so it would essentially be a green shaded rectangle in the center of the graphic) or black/white. And don't include Roosevelt Island.
Please keep background transparent.
Thanks so much!