Final Illustration for Oryx Magazine: Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece, an illustration for Oryx Magazine featuring Romvis street, Pure Bliss cafe, Filema Tavern, Baba au Rum, Faust Theatre Bar, St. Irene’s Square, Throubi Bar and Kostas’ Souvlaki.

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This is the last illustration I will have the pleasure of doing for Oryx Magazine. Like many periodicals, they are moving less in the direction of illustration and more towards photography. It was a great pleasure working with Steve Peaple, Lindy Polmeer, and Rachel Smith over the past three years (that’s a long haul guys, thanks!) and hopefully I will get the chance to work with them at Agencyfish in the future. Click on images to enlarge, a few close-ups are below.

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The Acropolis, which I could not resist inserting!

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Kostas’ Souvlaki is located a few streets away. Delicious souvlaki!

Frankfurt, Germany: revisited

Another take on the Frankfurt illustration from a few months back. The original version lacked a few places of interest that the publisher wanted highlighted, in addition to some extra locations that really could have been left out. This second version was decided against once the time and cost of re-doing the work proved to be more than ideal. So I finished it anyway and am pleased with the simpler look and gentle colors of it! Turnaround time was 2 days.

 

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Please click to enlarge.

Here are a few close ups, one of Br├╝ckenstra├če and the other of a sunbather in Niederrad.

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The original version can be seen here.

Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania, for Oryx magazine September 2013 Edition. Thanks to Steve Peaple, Lindy Polmeer, and Rachel Smith!
Featuring Ion Voicu park, many Belle Epoque villas, neo Romanian house, Gradina Icoanei park, Romana square, the French Institute, the Anglican church, Ion Mincu house, and Carturesti bookshop–which looks like a book-and tea-lovers heaven.

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Process sketch, where for the first time I get to experiment with some lettering. Fun! AgencyFish decided on the more decorative look. I am excited to improve my hand-lettering. Please click on any of the images to enlarge.

Sachsenhausen in Frankfurt, Germany

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Sachsenhausen neighborhood of Frankfurt, including the Staedel Museum, Liebleghaus, Schirn, Lohninger Restaurant, Zum Gemalten Haus, Nina Hollein, Emma Metzler, Gerbermuehle and the little isle of Niederrad. Click to enlarge.

Thanks to Steve Peaple and Rachel Smith of Agencyfish!

Rome Map, with an ode to Roman Holiday

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Via Margutta, Rome. The street on which Gregory Peck lived in Roman Holiday. A beautiful street as we watch summer ride off into the sunset on a vespa. Illustration for Oryx Magazine, many thanks to AD’s Steve Peaple and Lindy Polmeer who were very kind as I put this together in the midst of moving, computers breaking down, and scanners getting broken! Feel free to click on the image to enlarge.

Southwark street, London

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For the April 2012 issue of Oryx, thank you to AD’s Steve Peaple and Lindy Polmeer. Featuring Borough Market, Monmouth Coffee, Tate Modern museum, Menier Chocolate Factory, the Thames river and the Southwark bridge, Anchor Bankside pub, The Globe Theatre and the Golden Hind. Click the images to enlarge!

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