MAPPIT MONDAY: New York City


New York CityI’ve usually got a Muppet painting to showcase in this space, but with the anarchy I call my final summer before adulthood (re: fatherhood), things tend to get a little out of whack, and I’ve got no new paintings to share. So Muppet Monday becomes Mappit Monday, where I show off my latest artistic fetish, making maps. Last week’s Wildwood maps were the prototypes, and today’s New York City is the real deal Holyfield.

I spent at least 48 hours adding the roads (which I see every time I close my eyes) of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and a healthy chunk of northern New Jersey before coloring the individual city blocks of the big island. Prints are available at the Etsy shop for a measly $10. Ten bucks That’s it. Its the cost of one cocktail in the City.

Many more of these maps will be coming in the future. Off the top of my head, in addition to cleaning up the Wildwood map, I’m already underway with a Vancouver map. Then Boston. Then I will collapse.

The following gallery shows the progression of building out the roads of New Jersey:

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