Wednesday, September 30, 2009
the lawrence visitor guide
i've made no secret of how much i love this weird little city of lawrence, kansas. it's hard to believe we almost didn't move here. exactly three years ago we were in dallas, on the verge of moving to los angeles, when a little nomad came whispering in our ear and asked us if we'd consider coming to kansas instead. at the last minute we ditched the earthquakes in favor of tornadoes and came to the last place on earth i ever thought i'd end up. there is an energy here that i can't quite describe but it took hold of me the moment i arrived and i've felt at home ever since. how could i not? it has a thriving arts community, a fabulous university, odd things in the streets, interesting people from all over the world, and no shortage of good coffee. and parking tickets are only two bucks.
so imagine my thrill when i got to doodle around in this year's visitor guide! i adapted the cover design from the lawrence piece i did earlier this year and lettered some fun tags throughout the guide. i owe the convention and visitors bureau of lawrence a huge thanks for the opportunity, as well as to the great guys at blam creative and flory design who designed the guide and did such fun stuff with my doodles. today you'll find me at rudy's pizzeria, located in the lower right hand corner of that last photo, with their famous wednesday special and a couple of beers. and if you plan to truck through the midwest on I-70 any time, let me know and i'll send you a guide. i guarantee that lawrence is worth the detour.