Brooklyn, NY, NY, US
Clinton Hill is a treelined Brooklyn neighborhood where artists, writers, makers, students and creatives have lived throughout history, and continue to make their marks today. Spaces for creating, thinking, and collaborating dot the map, creating an atmosphere that's ever-evolving against a backdrop of historic brick row houses and brownstones.
My map depicts the many cafes and community spaces that celebrate the arts, and even a few places that do both (like the women-run Relationships cafe and Playground Coffee Shop). There's imaginative spaces where you can sip coffee surrounded by modern art, places that imagine a more intentionally-designed food system, shops with vintage clothing and furniture, destinations for modern art and music, and even a few historic (maybe unofficial) arts landmarks. It's a special place that has fueled my creativity for years, and I hope you'll find some inspiration here, too.
Birmingham, AL, US
This place is special to me because I have watched it transform yet still maintain strong ties to its history during my 13 years living here. An historic neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, Avondale joins the old and the new, with a focus on community. Avondale has grown from a small settlement clustered around a spring to a thriving entertainment district, spurred by the natural beauty and heritage of Avondale Park. Local businesses pay tribute to Miss Fancy, the elephant that lived in the park during its brief stint as a zoo. They also celebrate the former occupants of their buildings (post office, firehouse, saloon), while poised to craft memorable stories of their own. The area fosters a community spirit, from casual eateries, watering holes, shops and live music venues, to church cookouts and outreach programs. Even the ducks contribute to that sense of community, as they swim and hang out together in the park. I love my neighborhood!
San Francisco, CA, US
Can you guess which house I once lived in? This is every house on the west side of Neil Avenue between 1st and 2nd Avenue. The whole leafy neighborhood is full of 100+ year old brick Victorians.
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
Taronga Zoo is an amazing place to explore and discover wildlife. I visited it last winter when I was on vacation in Sydney. Unfortunately, large fires happened at the same time. This piece is to commemorate the wild animals killed in the fire and hope that people do not despise the power of nature.
It’s ‘Home Alone’! The most loved movie of all time. It may appear as an unusual map. But being an animator, my mind drifts towards movies and games sometimes. I have been a huge fan of this movie since childhood. One Christmas eve I received a gift from my father. A VCD tape of Home Alone and ever since I guess I have held on to it. I felt so excited to work on this map. It was an excellent opportunity to Illustrate the map of my all-time favorite movie. Even though I had such a long list of remarkable and beautiful cities to choose from, my heart went out for this. I hope you guys enjoy looking at it. Spit the pizza guy and the treehouse Kevin glides into through the rope.
My map features sweet gems in Upper East Side, York City. It will be your little guide to fulfill your sweet craving. I chose my favorite menu from each dessert shop; A strawberry cake from Harbs, a green tea crepe cake from Lady M, a dark chocolate chocolate chip cookie from Le Vain Bakery, and a New York cheesecake from Two Little Red Hens.
Though I chose and drew only one menu from each bakery, I highly recommend you to try other kinds of cakes or cookies too. (I also love apple pie from Two Little Red Hens, and chocolate éclair from Lady M!)
Thank you, and I hope my map would make your day sweet and joyful!
Aurangabad is an important city in the state of Maharashtra, India. The city is heading towards rapid industrial growth, but retains its past glory and charms, heritage and traditions. Conspicuously seen on the Deccan plateau, it has a rich culture and a plethora of magnificent arts on display. Aurangabad has a long association with the concept of heritage. Aurangabad has seen several dynasties and experienced the power of rulers of different religions, cultures and communities, each of which has left its mark on the city. Aurangabad is also known for its artistic silk fabrics, particularly shawls.