Forty Winks – Pattern Design

This is a new surface pattern design “Forty Winks” that was created for a calligraphy-based pattern themed competition currently being held by Spoonflower and UPPERCASE Magazine. I did all the lettering by hand, first starting with pencil and them scanning in my artwork to then create digitally. I thought it would be fun to create a sleepy themed pattern and use strong graphic words and symbols associated with that. There was also a monochromatic color restriction (black-grey-white) which was another interesting challenge so I had a lot of fun using some different techniques than you might normally see in my work here 🙂

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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!