I was commissioned recently by a homewares studio in Melbourne, to illustrate a souvenir depiction of 'Australia'. Initially, this involved a few varied concepts that were then refined into a single map direction.

Having had my head in an atlas before I could read, it's fair to say I've always had a slight addiction to maps, particularly those with a figurative aspect. For this project however, I wanted to elevate the idea of an Australian souvenir range away from your traditional daggy corked hats and boxing kangaroos. 

I wanted the final map to act as a piece of communication that helps inform people on the diversity behind Australia, not just as eye candy. From mountains to cities, rainforest to deserts, the final design is hopefully something that inspires a visit to some of Australia's lesser known outback gems.

Software used

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

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