The Florida Keys map was a map-making marathon in June of 2016. I lived and breathed Florida Keys for the whole month. This was an advertising-funded map, supported by merchants in the Florida Keys. I slightly modified the map to disguise the ads around the sides. This was one of the more ambitious maps in my career. There are thousands of little islands (cays) in the keys. I think I got most of them. I started out at an 11x17 format, and when I found that the complexity of the map was such that 11x17 wouldn't do justice to it, I moved it up to 18x24. Even at that size, it was still a challenge to draw.
Created in: 2016