I love illustrated maps so I made one of downtown Juneau.
The map will be available as a limited print at the gallery and I’ll also be handing out a bunch of the fold-up walking guides for free to local businesses and tourists.
The back includes information on nightlife, basic survival, food and all my favorite things about downtown Juneau.
If you’re wondering about the economics, it started out as a map of just a few places I like and grew from there. I didn’t charge anyone and we’re paying for the printing ourselves. I hope to make my money back by selling prints. I also hope putting this out there is good publicity for the gallery and brings a few people in the door who might not find us.
Beyond attracting people to the gallery, I want visitors to be able to appreciate Juneau as much as I do. I want them to find places they’ll love like The Rookery Café or secret spots they might miss like Aunt Claudia’s Doll Museum.
This work had two primary inspirations, the 1984 Fiesta Promotions map of the Juneau area (below) and the Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio.