I was approached by the art directors at The Village Voice to create a series of five illustrated maps for one of their upcoming issues. They reached out with my specific artwork style already in mind: black ink, plus one spot color, hand-drawn illustrated maps. Each map would spotlight a different New York City neighborhood – a true locals’ guide to places that are off-the-beaten path.

The half-page, editorial illustrations ran throughout the feature article of the issue. Each neighborhood map was designed with a different spot color that was carried through in the editorial layout design surrounding the map.

Neighborhood Maps Illustrator, Designer: Russell Shaw
Deputy Art Director: Ashley Smestad Vélez
Contributing Art Director: Sandie Burke
Cover Illustration: Eric Drooker