Powell’s Map – Get you one!

(Oct 22, 2010)

So one of the projects that got thrown in my lap while I have been trying to finish up Americus a couple of weeks ago was an illustration for the back of the new store map at Powell’s. I already threw the image up on the Save Apathea blog a couple of weeks ago, but now that it’s out, I wanted to share it here.

You know what else is awesome? THE MAP IS FUNCTIONAL! If you’ve been to Powell’s in the last five years or so, you’ve noticed that the old, accordion-style maps looked really cool, but they were completely useless helping you get where you needed to go.

Anyhow, here’s some process images of me drawing it up, and then the finished image as a .jpeg since it’s hard to see in the photo above. [Note: I made the image pretty big in case you wanted to look at it in detail.]

It was pretty crazy to draw because I drew it to size – 18 x 24. Coloring it was even more of a task [I think it took me almost two whole days]. It was worth it, though. I’m super happy with it and I hope that people visiting the store have fun looking for all the little jokes and characters that I threw in there.It’s also pretty awesome that it’s a FREE giant 18 x 24 poster of my art!

If you’re in Portland and visiting Powell’s – Get you one!

5 Responses to “Powell’s Map – Get you one!”

  1. I’m nowhere near there but — how do I get me one?

  2. Awesome map (and not just because I’m in it…but that helps!)

  3. Mike – e-mail me your address and I’ll send you a copy.

    Zach – Thanks, dude. I appreciate it. It’s nice that it’s functional too! [as opposed to the last one]

  4. Your art is amazing. You better have gotten paid for the map drawing! Its stupendous. I brought it home and showed it to Kelly.

  5. Thank you so much, Sarah. I’m really glad that people like it. I had a lot of fun drawing it. I did get paid, though I am under contractual obligation not to talk about it.

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