This summer we are planning a trip to Italy. I've always had this romantic notion of driving through Italy and stopping at tiny little towns along the way...enjoying all of the food and coffee that I can. I decided to prepare for my trip by creating a map which shows the cuisine of Italy by region and city. This map has gotten a lot of love on Behance lately and was also featured on this terrific Interesting maps blog. This was a fun project, combining three of my favorite things to draw: maps, hand lettering and food! Here are a few snapshots.
I've been working on a new promotional mailing/e-mail to send out. I like the idea of creating a more personal art piece that distinguishes me. I decided that it would be fun to create a skyline of Seattle (where I live) and also include some hand written type.
Another reason why I thought that this was a fun idea is because much of my illustration work consists of maps and I also do a lot of hand drawn text. I've always been drawn to this orange and turquoise combination and most of my website and materials are done with those colors in mind.