Garrison's Maps

A sampling of the stuff I work on for University Graphics / Creative Concepts, in Hoover, Alabama ... and anybody else that wants me to draw a map for them.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Greenville, AL

At long last, it's done! Apologies to anyone who had to wait on this. I had to stop in the middle and do a whole 'nother map. Now without further ado, I'm happy to present Greenville, Alabama:

Click the image for a larger view. I think this map is one of my very best (along with Monteagle, Tennessee). It's got painterly colors, appealingly distorted buildings, and townsfolk. This is the first time I've gotten to put factoids on a map, which I think are a really nice feature. This is also the first time I've tried to be more specific about my tree types. Usually I just draw some generic deciduous trees, maybe peppering the map with a few generic evergreens. I do that by making them Christmas tree-shaped. This time, I made an effort to draw the actual trees that would be found in the area - oaks, loblolly pines, shortleaf pines, and a couple of hickories. I don't really know my trees, so I'm not sure how well I did.

Here are some close-ups. If you want a better view, just click below:

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Greenville, AL In Progress

Here's an update on Greenville, Alabama. The color is done, but I still have to add the street names, highway numbers, business logos, and stuff like that. It'll say "Greenville" in that big, empty area on the left:

Click the image to see it closer up. I'll post it again in greater detail when it's completely finished.