TDAT x UPPERCASE Map Competition – MATS Showcase

I recently did a post on my “Curiosities of Toronto” map showcased on the wonderful website They Draw and Travel. I submitted it for an illustration competition they are putting on with the fabulous UPPERCASE magazine (closed now, but results tbd) for which the artists created a map of curious and unusual places where they live or grew up. There are so many lovely submissions, and quite a few of them are from my lovely MATS friends. I decided to do round-up post so you can check out all of the Bootcampers’ wonderful submissions! Here you go 🙂

So Much to Do in Manitou, Colorado by Stephanie Olivieri
Gibsons, British Columbia by Jana Curll
Welcome to Bremen Altstadt, Germany by Tessa Rath
Purple Mountain Majesties in Colorado Springs by Wendy Brightbill
DC LOVE by Susanne Kasielke
Greater Providence, Rhode Island Hot Weiner Tour by Jill Howarth
Curiosities of Toronto, Canada by Ashley Lotecki
A Tour Along the Kamo River in Kyoto, Japan by Reika Hunt
What’s so great about Portsmouth, UK? by Jen Burbridge
Cincinnati, Ohio by Brooke Albrecht
My House in Forest Hills, Queens, New York by jane sanders
Adelaide, South Australia by Kate Mason
A Beautiful and Magical Visit to Prague, Czech Republic by Petra Hämmerleinova
Orlando, Florida: Beyond the Mouse by Lori Weitzel
A Grand Adventure in Japan by Nicole LaRue
Magical Serifos by JOANNA CHRYSOHOIDIS
High Towers in Stockholm, Sweden by Anna Berger
LeRoy, NY, Birthplace of JELL-O by Jennifer Wambach
Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Shannon Hays
Fanciful Map of San Francisco, California by mary rachael schafer

Good luck everyone!

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“Curiosities of Toronto” Map – They Draw and Travel

My latest illustration piece is showcased on the wonderful map website They Draw and Travel! It’s called “Curiosities of Toronto,” and showcases some unusual and lesser known places to visit around the city which I think would be fabulous for both locals and visitors to Toronto to check out! I hand-lettered the entire thing which was fun but challenging – I think I may need to look into font creating software because lining every single letter up and spacing them is a huge amount of work! But still so very fun 🙂 I am really digging illustrating maps right now, so let me know if you have any suggestions for future locations or collaborations.

The image below is just a small preview, but you can see the full-size version on the website here!

UPPERCASE Magazine – Surface Pattern Design Issue!

I recently had the most amazing news.. I was chosen to be one of the 100 designers for showcase in the new Surface Pattern Design Guide issue of UPPERCASE Magazine – issue #21!

It is a huge honor to be included in such a coveted magazine alongside all these amazing artists, some of which I have admired for many years, and many of them my MATs classmates! The magazine is going to be given out at Surtex in May (for those of you that aren’t familiar, Surtex is the awe-inducing surface pattern trade show that every aspiring designer dreams about showing at some day), but is also available in a variety of bookstores and retailers – even Chapters, where I was able to pick up mine! You can preview an online version here, but the text isn’t fully readable. I’m on page 67!

Uppercase is an independent Calgary-based magazine that is a unique and fabulous read, and runs entirely on subscriptions. If you are interested in subscribing, they have an awesome deal right now – $15 off a subscription with the discount code USPDG2014.

Underwater Pool Party! – Spoonflower Update

I have exciting news! My Underwater Pool Party! fabric design made Spoonflower’s top ten this week! One of the best things is getting to see samples of the printed fabric posted right away by the lovely SF staff and I think it turned out pretty great (I posted them below). This was a limited palette challenge with a very interesting combination of colors, but I think the top ten designs make a lovely complimentary package. If I was a quilter, I think the fat quarter bundle this week would make an amazing kids blanket! My design is for sale here and the bundle of the winning fabrics is available here, but only for about a week. Come join the pool party!
Possibly the most hilarious fabric close up ever… Hello little guy! 🙂