Illustrated Grand Rapids Map

Kate Dupre's avatar Kate Dupre

This illustrated map of Grand Rapids features the major streets and neighborhoods of the city. Whimsical and colorful, this map exhibits unique affection for Grand Rapids. I am very visually curious, like many creatives, and maps are practically endearing to me. They are timeless representations of a place. When creating maps, I typically do not include businesses, monuments, organizations, etc., so as not to focus on commerce but on the physical, visual area and natural community. Individual cartographic aesthetics provide a significant tone to the sense of place. The piece features original handlettering that was digitized, tweaked and colored for a clean, graphic vibe. I use friendly colors and fun markings that hopefully encourage viewers to think personally and fondly about the area. Prints and greeting cards of this design may be purchased at

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Digital Illustration
  • Width: 24 in
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 36 in