ABOUT ME


My name is John Potter and I work under the title Escape Key Graphics. I am an illustrator who makes a lot of maps. I also do most of the graphic design associated with my illustrations and maps.
I have many years of experience as both a corporate employee and as an independent contractor. I work out of South Florida, but have clients all over the world so don't hesitate to contact me.

Illustration and Illustrated Maps

International Boat Show Illustrated Map

Boat Show Illustrated Map


I’m very excited to unveil the 2013 Palm Beach International Boat Show Map. This is just the latest of my 3D rendered maps, but in many ways the most ambitious and the first I have made a time lapse video from. The map encompasses an area known as the Palm Beach Waterfront and City Commons as well as extending south along Flagler Drive. This map includes a lot of buildings compared to most of my boat show maps. Buildings include Meyer Amphitheater, the PNC Bank Building, Esplanade Grande, The Strand, McKeen Towers, Trump Plaza and more. These landmarks should be of great help to visitors to the show in orienting themselves within their surroundings. The original, vector based map was also revised and is used in the free boat show phone app.

The map will appear in the boat show program available for free at the show and on signage throughout the show. It will also appear in the Palm Beach Boat Show special section of The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News’ annual broadsheet section about the show. If you didn’t see my previous post showing the map/model from different angles please have a look.

The 3D mapping technique has required me to learn several new software packages. The work itself comes first and this is the first time I felt absolutely positive that I was proficient enough with the new software that making a time lapse video couldn’t pose any undue distraction. The project was large and lengthy as you can see in the video, but I left out large chunks of time from the video because even at a vastly increased frame rate it becomes a little tedious. You may notice that the final map extends further south and the docks extend further out than in the video. That was the result of late stage revisions. I skipped recording the setup of the labeling, keying and page layout as well.
I hope you enjoy the video and the final map.

If you are an exhibitor in the show and would like a map highlighting your exhibit area for your marketing purposes please contact me for a quote.

Additional information on the show is available from Show Management. The MyBoatShow phone app is available for download here.

If you need driving or mass transit directions to the show

enter your starting address (or place like Palm Beach International Airport):

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map as it appears in the MyBoatShow phone app
2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map – Detail 1
2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map – Detail 2
2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map – Detail 3
2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map

2013 Palm Beach Boat International Show Map – Detail 4
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  1. Mapa ilustrado de EscapeKeyGraphics realizado con Sketchup [Timelapse] - La Cartoteca

    6th Mar 2013 - 6:32 pm

    […] En diversas ocasiones he mencionado los sobresalientes mapas ilustrados que crea John Potter, de EscapeKeyGraphics, sobre todo a través de sus vídeos timelapse. Me acaba de enviar su última creación, que es muy diferente a otras anteriores. Si hasta este momento era Illustrator la herramienta elegida por este diseñador cartográfico, nos sorprende ahora con un mapa elaborado con SketchUp. El resultado, como siempre, es impecable: Palm Beach International Boat Show Map 2013. […]

  2. Boat Show Map and Map Making Video « A Cartographer's Toolkit

    11th Mar 2013 - 3:35 pm

    […] Here’s a map submitted for our perusal by reader John Potter of Escape Key Graphics. The map was created for the 2013 Palm Beach International Boat Show. Potter makes other boat show maps as well and used mostly Sketchup to create this one. Check out his entertaining “making of the map” video, below (though don’t say I didn’t warn you–the frames switch quickly and you might get some vertigo!!!) […]

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