Melbourne, Victoria, AU
This place is special to me because it describes my journey of relocating to a new city after living in my home country for 27 long years. The initial challenges and explorations are what this illustrated map is all about!
I and my partner [whom I call "Bunny" and is depicted as one here ;)] arrived in Melbourne in mid-year 2019. Melbourne being voted as one of the best cities to live in the world, we were very excited to discover the new city and somehow we managed to have a fair bit of it in the initial few months; from watching a footy game at the Marvel Stadium, watching penguins at the St. Kilda Pier to seeing KAWS at the National Gallery of Victoria. The crucial part was to find a place we could call our "Home", but after hopping from my sister's place to an interim Airbnb location and finally after a month finding our own house was a journey worth documenting. We were exposed to many different areas of Melbourne during the house-hunt in just one month of our arrival and eventually ended up exploring very interesting places and having some amazing experiences on our way.
After a few months, all I can say is - " Melbourne took my heart! "
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Hi! My name is Beth Pecora- I'm currently a senior at MICA, and I completed this map for Rebecca Bradley's Maps class!
I decided to create a world map for the concept pitch I've been working on my senior year. The story follows the protagonist, Tibia, the heir to the Kataqom kingdom. Tibia is regarded as special for having the brightest glowing crown in Kataqom. When her home is attacked by the Nokturns, a race of light-stealing goo demons, she must journey outside of the underground kingdom and into the vast Hellskaep to discover the truth about her crown.
This is actually one third of the entire Hellskaep map! On this third, I have mapped out the Ennard farmlands and town. I hope that as I finish the other sections, I can submit those as well!
My hometown of Leesburg, VA has a cozy little historical district full of nice spots to just spend an afternoon or evening in. Whenever I go back home, my friends and I almost always end up back at these places, which all have a lovely small-town feeling.
The Highline Vault is, by far, the most interesting park I've ever visited. Formerly covered in railroad tracks, now adorned with a plethora of flora and benches. Between the local outdoor art, the various pedestrians, and the colorful history surrounding the area, it's hard not to fall in love with this Park and everything it has to offer. With this map, I wanted to convey the joy and wonderment I felt my first time at the Highline Vault.
Small kitchens, greenhouses, markets, bakeries, butcher shops and tap houses are literally everywhere in the quirky Cleveland neighborhoods. Cleveland’s food is a reflection of the people who grow it, make it and eat it... and that reflection looks pretty cool to me. I’ve chosen to map just a few of my favorite spots to grab a bite to eat in this off beat city that I love so much.
I spent the decade of my twenties living in coffee shops in Philadelphia. I'd seen a lot come and go, but these are ones that have seemed to stand the test of time. Created for Rebecca Bradley's Illustrating Maps & Places class at the Maryland Institute College of Art, this illustration is my way to celebrate coffee shop culture.
The Ghibli Studio has produced many of my favorite movies. In Mitaka, Japan, their museum brings to life the many wonders of their imagined worlds, not only in sculpture and pictures but also in the architecture that houses it all. I illustrated this map of the museum in a sketch and watercolor style meant to resemble the art of Ghibli. I chose certain features to emphasize from the memory of my visit there, many years ago.