Now and then, I am asked to create an element of a book project which seems to be on the outside of a book designer's expertise, like, for example, a map which is to be used in a book. These past few months, I have had two such requests, which I gladly accepted.
The first map was for the biography of a Tanzanian Olympic middle-distance runner from the 1970's, Mr. Filbert Bayi. The book was titled Catch Me if You Can and its design is featured on this website as one of my interior and cover book design projects. The assignment called for me to research the part of the African continent and create two maps, one which would show the areas associated with the runner's journey mentioned in the biography and the other showing the parts of Tanzania where Mr. Bayi grew up and began his running career.