I recently created these totes to use as welcome bags for guests arriving at a client's wedding. They feature a pastel-colored map of St. Barth's. I had to make one to keep for myself too!
Here is the final map incorporating the two European illustrations I showed in the last post. This project was a little different than most of my maps, because it included places from all around the US and across the ocean. Although the icons are laid out roughly in relation to each other, we decided that a storyboard look would be more appealing than trying to make a to-scale map. I love how it turned out, and as always I love creating meaningful art pieces for people to give as gifts!
I've been working for the past few days on my first map with international locations. Definitely do not mind looking at these pictures while sketching! I'll show the final map in a few weeks!
I really love this custom map I recently made of the Caribbean island St. Barth's. It makes me wish I were on a beach somewhere! This map was incorporated into a welcome brochure for guests arriving to a destination wedding. I think the fun illustrations and lettering style, along with the soft, beachy pastel colors, work perfectly for a caribbean wedding.
I recently re-colored my Portland map for a little girl's pink and purple nursery. I think this style of illustration works perfectly in kids' rooms and nurseries, and could be a great momento of the first place they lived.
Any map can be re-colored for free with purchase.
I just finished my store on Society6 with my city map prints. You can purchase the map designs on several different items, including pillows, shower curtains, laptop skins, t-shirts, and tote bags. I especially love how the pillows turned out, and they're only $20!
I've been working on a line of illustrated, calligraphy maps of some of my favorite US cities, and they are finally ready for sale! Right now they are just on Etsy, but soon I will have a website and some other outlets as well. I could definitely see these on fabric or home goods, like totes or pillows.
So far I've made maps of: Austin, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Grand Tetons National Park, New Orleans, Bluffton, Portland, San Francisco, Savannah, Skaneateles, and Washington DC.
After researching which landmarks I wanted to include for each city, I sketched the layout and illustrations using pencil. Once I got the layout just right, I went over it with a pointed calligraphy nib and black sumi ink. Then I scanned and vectorized the illustration, and colored it using Adobe Illustrator. The maps are professionally printed on 19-point white savoy cotton with archival inks, and come in three sizes. See all of them in my shop!