The established maritime author and retired Royal Marine Officer Ewen Southby-Tailyour was commissioned to write an account of the Royal Marines’ operational tour of Afghanistan, Briefed to design and illustrate ten black and white maps with which to complement the authors text, allowing clean and simple understanding of the operations that took place, to run along side the firsthand accounts and the authors text.
Illustrating from the original maps and overlays with further reference with Google-Earth, 12 maps were produced and commissioned for the book. The selection of the right amount of information to convey is paramount for the function and success of the map. Employing a clean yet detailed illustration of the topography with addition of the map symbols to explain the account in pictorial form.
“The maps provided by Tim Mitchell Design are clear and concise.. well illustrated … and contributed a lot to the value of the book.”
Ali Nightingale, Commissioning Editor, Ebury Press.
Release via Ebury Press, September 2008.
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