Back in mid-September, I showed you a little sneak peek of a project I was working on. I was very excited about it, but didn't know for sure if it would come to fruition. Well, it has! On Monday, the Ann Arbor City Guide went live on the Design*Sponge web site and features my illustration representing our fair city. If you are not familiar with Design*Sponge, it is a website dedicated to home and product design run by Grace Bonney out of Brooklyn. Since 2004, Grace has been sharing her great taste in everything from crafty DIY projects to glossy new interior design projects in a fun and fresh way.
I have to say that my favorite feature on the site is the city guides section. When my parents moved to Wilmington, NC from New York, I immediately sent them over to the D*S Wilmington guide and some of their favorite places — and mine — were found in that guide. And then, when I moved to Michigan, I lamented that there wasn't one for Ann Arbor but took great pleasure in Sweet Juniper's exhaustive guide to Detroit. (Though it appears to be missing from the site right now.) I'm still working my way through his list! And now, I actually got to participate in the Ann Arbor one. What fun! Jaimi Gadaix put together a wonderful taste of our town focusing on the five senses. I definitely recommend a read through — and don't miss the comments section, it is chock full of fun extras! In case you are interested, I now have the illustration I did available as a print in my Etsy shop: 8"x10" here or 11"x14" here. The Ann Arbor name part is slightly redesigned to be more appropriate to a print (as shown above).