This is my first grayscale map, created for a book project by professor and author Edward E. Curtis IV. The book, Heartland Muslim: A Syrian History of the Midwest (NYU Press) will feature another of my maps, also grayscale. Mass market books with maps or other illustrations typically require the art in grayscale format, to save in printing costs. I enjoyed the process of creating a map without color and I look forward to doing more very soon!