I received a lovely photo from newly weds Sonja and Rob, who I recently created a personalised wedding map artwork for! They are posing with their cat Simba, who also appears in the artwork. Sonja commissioned the custom artwork as a surprise wedding present for her future husband Rob. The personalised artwork features the extensive travels that they have done together, from meeting on a beach in El Salvador, to driving through central America in their camper van, to the proposal made whilst sheering a sheep in Berlin! To read more about this project see the project page here.
I am very happy to announce that I have been working for the past few months on an exciting project for the University of Cambridge.
I was approached by Cambridge and asked to create an illustrated map of the university and the surrounding city, to be used as the main display and navigation for a ‘virtual open day’ platform on their website. The university found that prospective students often struggled to understand how the colleges and buildings sit within the city, with no central ‘campus’ as such, but a collection of academic and pastoral facilities knitted into the city fabric. The map highlights the colleges, university facilities and places of interest through individual hand drawn illustrations overlaid on a geographically accurate road map. Presenting the city and the academic buildings in this way gives prospective students a tangible overview of how the two co-exist, without having to visit it in person. With such a variety of beautiful buildings and pieces to illustrate, I loved working on this project!
The map is now complete and the ‘Virtual Open Days’ platform is set to be launched on their website Summer 2020.
If you’d like to read more about this project, visit the project page here!
Yippee!! I have just launched an online shop with Not on the Highstreet, where I am selling all of my illustrated map prints and where you can also order personalised map artworks. My illustrated map prints series includes London, Brighton, Dorset, Swanage, Edinburgh, Berlin and 5 districts in Berlin including Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. The collection is ever expanding and I am currently working on an illustrated map of New York, watch this space!
Photographer Helen Sobiralski re-shot all of my illustrated map prints and personalised maps for the shop. We tried to go for a relaxed, lifestyle atmosphere in the photos, which I think we achieved!