Illustrated NYC Neighborhood Maps for the Village Voice

  • Illustrations for The Village Voice's "Five Boroughs, No Waiting"
  • Hand-Drawn Maps for the Cover Story "New York by New Yorkers: A Locals' Guide to the City's Neighborhoods from Art & Activism to Bodegas & Biryani"

    First published in The Village Voice, 2017
    Services: Editorial Illustration, Graphic Design
  • 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
  • Issue: March 22- March 28, 2017, Vol. LXII | No. 12
    Cover Illustration (above) by Eric Drooker
  • Five Illustrated Neighborhoods:
    Jamaica
    Melrose
    Saint George
    Sunset Park
    Washington Heights