State Atlas Design

James E. Meacham, Stuart Allan


This paper covers principles that were useful, and many times essential, in the design and production of the Atlas of Oregon, Second Edition (Loy et al., 2001). Design principles and experience guided the creative process from drafting the table of contents to building the final layouts. Key points covered in this paper include: the development of a table of contents; setting up a network of topic experts; data source/compilation and organizational issues; page layout issues; book design issues; choosing type; data classing and quantitative mapping methods; color schemes; prepress issues; and public reaction.

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