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.
It's been a while since I've created anything fun for myself, and especially in Photoshop (I've been using Illustrator a lot). Illustration Friday is a weekly online illustration contest and blog. It's a great way to keep up your practice and to do something that inspires you. So here it is. The word for this week is "sizzle".