Zeit Online, the digital sister publication of Germany’s most widely read weekly paper launched new maps in a completely custom branded design, seamlessly integrating into the website’s look and feel. The new maps use German labels, all sourced through OpenStreetMap. Thomas Jöchler, head of Zeit Online’s interactive team says:
We’ve developed a design for our maps that would be Zeit’s unique canvas for anything geographic. Our maps needed to be functional for something as simple as showing context with locator maps or as complex as elaborate interactives. Our new maps carry the branding of Zeit Online, yet their design is subtle, not glaring, setting the stage for our content on mobile and the web.