Design + Illustration

Neenah Presents Atlanta - HOW Design Live 2016 Illustrated City Map and History by Russell Shaw

Neenah Paper's continuing series of hand-drawn and hand-lettered illustrated city guides for design conferences: Atlanta, the Big Peach, neighborhood maps and illustrated timeline showing the history of the city. This project was designed and illustrated by freelance artist Russell Shaw for the HOW Design Live 2016 promotion.

Neenah Presents Atlanta

Services: Illustration, Hand-Lettering, Design

 Neenah Paper presents Atlanta, How Design Live, May 19 2016. The illustrated cover shows hand lettering and titling for the series of maps and historical timelines. Floral filigree and decorations are borders in the corner. Two color red and black print on white paper.

An illustrated history of the Empire State of the South – Neenah Paper's Illustrated Timeline and Map of Atlanta for HOW Design Live 2016.


Following the New Orleans with Neenah illustrated maps for use at the 2015 AIGA Conference, Neenah Paper commissioned another illustration in the series for their next conference: HOW Design Live 2016 in Atlanta. This rolling fold, printed piece takes the reader through the past and present of the Big Peach. As each panel is opened, an immersive, illustrated timeline of the history of the city is revealed, with the corresponding panel opposite the timeline detailing dates and events and featuring a map highlighting how that area has changed from then to today.

The WILD® Cover paper's rich texture but bright white finish made the two-color print (a brilliant red accent with black linework) really stand out.

This project was awarded "Best in Class" in Handlettering in PRINT Magazine's 2017 Typography & Lettering Annual.



Best in Class, Print Magazine's 2017 Typography & Lettering Awards


Feature: Neenah Presents Atlanta (The Dieline)

Featured on AIGA Member Gallery

Client: Neenah Paper

Marketing Communications Manager: Sarah Baker (Neenah)

Art Director, Designer, Illustrator: Russell Shaw

Copywriters: Sarah Baker, Russell Shaw

Printing Partner: Fey Printing (Special thanks to Scott Gasch and Paul Siekert)

Printing Specifications: A 2/2 print on Neenah WILD® Cover WHITE 111C (300g/m2) | 27pt, Heavy Vellum | FSC® Certified