1. Project: 100 Favourite Places Guidebook

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    Last year, in the thick heat of summer, I drew the maps for Slow Travel Berlin’s guidebook, 100 Favourite Places.

    From their page:

    "Instead of highlighting the city’s hippest ‘hotspots’, we’ve taken a more patient and personal approach to bring you 100 special places, many of which would not be mentioned in conventional guides." 

    My task was to create maps with location markers for as many of the 100 places as possible. Not as easy as it may sound! But given my excessive fondness for drawing lines and dots, I didn’t mind the challenge. In fact, I had a ridiculously good time.

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    The project started with some rough sketches:

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    We soon realised that most of these sketches were too zoomed in. So I started thinking about scale and layout and a few other things.

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    In the end, we managed to fit 95 of the 100 places onto 5 double-page maps.

    To keep things organised, each map was broken down into 4 main layers (drawn on separate sheets of A4 paper):

    Layer 1 - Streets and Water

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    Layer 2 - Parks

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    Layer 3 - Street Names

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    Layer 4 - U- and S-Bahn Stations

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    The layers were then scanned, stitched together and cleaned up in Photoshop.

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    Here’s one of the final spreads:

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    And one of the Favourite Places, Britzer Garden, beautifully photographed by Paul Sullivan:

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Link: Louise

    Link: Louise

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  5. For those of us who sometimes have trouble sleeping.
Link: Counting Sheep

    For those of us who sometimes have trouble sleeping.

    Link: Counting Sheep

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Link: Sea

    Sea

    Link: Sea

  8. This Thursday, I’ll be in a group show with these talented guys: Rylsee, Johannes Mundinger, Addison Karl, Frank Dyballa and Ray Mann.I’ll have nine original drawings in the show — some new, some old, and all for sale.
More info: Facebook Event

    This Thursday, I’ll be in a group show with these talented guys: Rylsee, Johannes Mundinger, Addison KarlFrank Dyballa and Ray Mann.

    I’ll have nine original drawings in the show — some new, some old, and all for sale.


    More info: Facebook Event

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  10. 
First drawing of the new year.
Link: Cone

    First drawing of the new year.

    Link: Cone

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  12. By Nick Thomm.
  13. This Saturday, I’ll be at Voodoo Market. Come on over if you’re around. There’ll be plenty of things to look at and also touch.
Facebook Event

    This Saturday, I’ll be at Voodoo Market. Come on over if you’re around. There’ll be plenty of things to look at and also touch.

    Facebook Event

  14. These guys.
Link: Unfulfilled Dreams

    These guys.

    Link: Unfulfilled Dreams

  15. New Booklets!

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    I’ve been spending a lot of time recently working on a new booklet (stressing, tweaking, obsessing)….. The hardest part I often find is knowing when to stop.

    I did eventually stop, sent the files to the printer, and waited. A week later and the hallway is now home to 4 gigantic boxes of booklets. So pleased with how they turned out! 

    They’ll be ready for you in the next couple of days, but if you’d like you can already order a copy here.

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Link: Outfits

    Outfits - Detail

    Link: Outfits

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  19. Interview // Illustrators, Illustrated

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    I was interviewed the other week by talented illustrator Judith Carnaby as part of her ongoing Illustrators Illustrated project.

    Here’s what we chatted about.

    (Portrait by Judith Carnaby)

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  21. Whenever it rains, I find myself saying this to anyone who’ll listen. I’m sure I’ve disturbed many ears along the way.

(Cozy Times)

    Whenever it rains, I find myself saying this to anyone who’ll listen. I’m sure I’ve disturbed many ears along the way.

    (Cozy Times)

  22. Don’t be a dick about it.
Link: Sadness

    Don’t be a dick about it.

    Link: Sadness

  23. I was recently asked to design the tickets for Dan Savage’s latest book reading at Shakespeare and Sons. Of course I jumped at the chance, because, you know…. DAN SAVAGE.

Also, Shakespeare and Sons has to be one of the coziest little bookstores in Berlin. Worth visiting next time you’re in need of some quiet time. They even have a café and friendly staff.

    I was recently asked to design the tickets for Dan Savage’s latest book reading at Shakespeare and Sons. Of course I jumped at the chance, because, you know…. DAN SAVAGE.

    Also, Shakespeare and Sons has to be one of the coziest little bookstores in Berlin. Worth visiting next time you’re in need of some quiet time. They even have a café and friendly staff.

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