Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Map – Adobe Illustrator Time-Lapse Video
By John Potter
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I have just completed the map for the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place annually here in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s the biggest boat show in the world and a real big deal here in town. Estimates show that last years show brought about $500 million into the local economy.
Show Management; the company that puts on the boat show, wanted me to design a friendlier, more illustrative map than the map they had used in previous years. They were very short on time and it was a real challenge. The rendering was based on CAD drawings provided by Jeremy Thayer over at Show Management and the project simply could not have been done in such a short time frame, or with as high a degree of accuracy without those drawings as a foundation. Also…GPS can’t help me when the floating docks aren’t in place yet. Daily updates and a few frenzied meetings with Marketing Director, Steve Sheer and Web Manager, Paul Brown (both also of Show Management) kept me on track.
This is one of the largest and most comprehensive projects I have ever undertaken and with a very tight deadline. The project came in on time and the client and I are both pleased with the result.