A black and white illustrated map of New Zealand designed (both north and south islands) for a non-fiction adventure travel book. The illustration must be black and white as I can't include a colour print within the book I'm afraid.
I would also like the design to have a white background.
The map should show the route I ran (which is called the Te Araroa trail), but also bring out some details about the terrain (i.e the southern alps, the lakes in the south island, the lighthouse at cape reigna) and types of things I encountered along the way (the big rivers - Rangitata and Raikia). See the attached jpg from an example of how a designer has done this on someone elses map.
The style should be playful and fun, like a pirates adventure map where everything is brought to life / into 3D, and the imagination of the reader is captured - but equally, not too childish. It would also be great if you could bring in some Maori design elements. The Te Araroa is Maori for 'The long journey' and the trail is very significant for the native Maori population in New Zealand.
As well as showing the route I ran through the country, the map should include and accurately place these key places: Bluff, The Longwood forest (southland), Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rangitata River, Raikia River, Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Ship Cove, Wellington, Palmerston North, Mount Tongariro, Hamilton, Auckland, Whangarei, Ngunguru, 90 mile Beach, Cape Reigna.
The image should be supplied in high resolution - good enough for printing in a book and also in a vector file for resizing, and png and jpg for web use.
You can see the actual route I ran (From Bluff to Cape Reigna), which I would like shown in the final illustration (as a dotted line etc...) on the map here: http://zerosixzero.org/anna_running_nz
And read more about the official te Araroa trail here: https://www.teararoa.org.nz/