I’m Putting Silicon Valley on the Map
There was a time when explaining where Silicon Valley is took some effort. As an exchange student in the mid 1980’s I had to tell people I’m from near San Francisco. As a young man I worked at Flint Center on the DeAnza Campus in Cupertino. I recall looking at the map of a flyer for a show that was playing claiming they were in San Francisco, not Cupertino. Presumably that’s because in 1990 or so Apple Computer’s Designed in Cupertino wasn’t etched on something in every other US household and few folks knew where it was.
Zoom forward a couple decades and probably every other farmer in rural China has heard of Cupertino. Perhaps because they are the ones etching the logo on the back of our iPods, Pads and any other product beginning with a lower case “i”. No need to pretend I grew up near San Francisco, I can just say Silicon Valley and everybody knows exactly where I’m talking about.
In any case my daughter Ella was reading a book cover that caught my eye. It featured a close-up of pin on a map with some custom text. I already had an idea like that in the back of my head, graphically maps look nice. And I can make my own custom map highlighting the places I feature on SiliconValleyStock.com.
Just to cover my bases I shot verticals with room for type in the hopes of a book cover. And horizontals that work better on the web to boot.