San Francisco illustrated map

SF map

I’ve always wanted to illustrate a map. Luckily I recently got commissioned by a San Francisco resident to do one of the harbor area where she and her family go for walks. This is what I came up with. Now I’d like to do one for my Brooklyn neighborhood and maybe the westside of Manhattan.

Yesterday was a busy day, I ran around the city showing my portfolio to some design and advertising companies, then I went to see the documentary on Valentino which I reccomend seeing at your local art house theater. What a character he is! Then I met up with one of my best and oldest friends also known as shop darling on the There’s really nothing like spending time with an old friend. We could have stayed together till the sun came up talking and catching up. Now I’m in a great mood for the weekend. I hope you have something fun planned, or something super relaxing.

Thanks again for reading Maquette. XO.

14 Responses to San Francisco illustrated map

  1. Violet June 26, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    This is beautiful! You should do one for Fire Island and the Hamptons! The sailboat in the sea is so charming!

  2. Samantha Hahn June 26, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    thanks vi! Did you see that I linked to your blog in the post?

  3. yasmine June 26, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    aw. i can see the water and the ferry bldg. from where i am now. very nice piece sam. i like your watercolory things. and your new header!

  4. lisa June 26, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    omg, i LOVE this!!!

  5. abbersnail June 26, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Oh! This is so beautiful!

  6. Jen June 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Lovely map! Enjoy your weekend. I’m going orienteering and I wish the orienteeing maps were this nice!

  7. Samantha Hahn June 26, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    thanks Yasmine!!! I wish I were there with you now!

  8. Samantha Hahn June 26, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    thanks Lisa. I’ll make you a copy if you want?

  9. Samantha Hahn June 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    ha! Thanks Jen.

  10. Samantha Hahn June 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    thanks so much!

  11. Kathy C. June 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    I love maps and this is a really beautiful one. I love the softness of the watercolors.

  12. Samantha Hahn June 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    thanks so much Kathy. I’d like to try a few more in this style….I’ll post them as I go along. Thanks so much for the compliment!

  13. Iva June 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    This is so pretty! I love maps, especially when they are so beautiful and creative 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!


  14. Samantha Hahn June 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    thank you so much Iva!!! I appreciate the compliment so much.

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