LISA MALTBY Illustration & Lettering


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Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground

Chatsworth House Farmyard

The Chatsworth House estate is not only a great place to visit because of its culture and heritage, but because it appeals to people of all ages. The Farmyard and Adventure Playground is obvioulsy a huge attraction for children and so I was asked to design and illustrate a map and leaflet to appeal to a younger audience, whilst retaining a sophisicated feel. The map needed to be versatile because it was to be used online as well as printed literature and signage, so elements needed to be adaptable. After the redesign of their main estate map, it was decided that a simpler style of illustation was needed to tie in with this and to ensure that different elements stood out on all collateral, whether on large scale signage or small leaflets.

Chatsworth House Farmyard lettering

I developed a device which worked as the identity for the farmyard, tying it in to the illustrative elements.

chatsworth House Farmyard map

All illustrative work starts out as roughs to decide on composition and scale.

Chatsworth Farmyard Map

The final map was created as different layers so that elements could be taken off and moved around.

Chatsworth Farmyard icons

The individual illustrations were simple enough that they could be versatile and used as icons to give the option of using them on a key.

Chatsworth House farmyard leaflet map

The final map for the leaflet

Chatsworth House farmyard leaflet

I created the full design of the leaflet, making sure information was clear and readable.

Chatsworth House inner
Farmyard and adventure playground
farmyard map
hens illustration
farmyard cover

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