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.

 
 A stack of the "Neenah presents Atlanta," for How Design Live 2016, illustrated timeline and map. Reveals the hand drawn color illustration and the open first panel to the Decatur today neighborhood city map.
 A piece of the Neenah Atlanta illustrated timeline, drawn by Russell Shaw, with two color black and red art. Shows the founding of Fort Peachtree, the city of Decatur, Whitehall Inn, the Zero Mile Post, the name Terminus, the trains, and the Resurgens Phoenix.
 First illustrated timeline panel reveal, with Decatur Today neighborhood city map, hand drawn and illustrated for Neenah Paper.
 First illustrated timeline panel reveal, with Decatur Today neighborhood city map, hand drawn and illustrated for Neenah Paper.
 Hand drawn and hand lettering for Decatur neighborhood city map, featuring Victory Sandwich, Decatur Square, Brick Store Pub, Eddie's Attic and Kimball House.
 Hand lettering: "An Illustrated History of the Empire State of the South."
 Atlanta illustrated timeline: Founding of Fort Peachtree by the Chattahoochee River, and the founding of the city of Decatur, named after Steven Decatur. 
 Detail of the illustrated history of Atlanta, a timeline hand drawn for Neenah Paper at HOW Design Live 2016.
 A piece of the Neenah Atlanta illustrated timeline, drawn by Russell Shaw, with two color black and red art. Shows John Pemberton, Underground Atlanta's speakeasies, Georgia Tech's founding, Henry Grady quote, the Fox theatre, Gone with the Wind, Martin Luther King Jr and Hank Aaron and the Sweet Auburn district.
 Illustrated and Hand Lettering for Downtown Today Atlanta neighborhood map. Features Center for Civil and Human Rights, Gladis Knight's chicken and waffles, Switchyards, the tabernacle and the street car.
 Detail of the Neenah Paper illustrated historical timeline for the city of Atlanta printed promotional marketing design. Hand lettered and hand drawn illustrations by Russell Shaw.
 Shown: Martin Luther King Jr., the Fox Theatre and Sweet Auburn. Detail of the Neenah Paper illustrated historical timeline for the city of Atlanta printed promotional marketing design. Hand lettered and hand drawn illustrations by Russell Shaw.
 A piece of the Neenah Atlanta illustrated timeline, drawn by Russell Shaw, with two color black and red art. Shows Jimmy Carter, the High Museum, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park, the Centennial Olympics, Outkast, the Beltline, Ponce City Market and How Design Live.
 Full detail of the printed Atlanta timeline for Neenah Presents Atlanta How Design Live promotional piece.
 Full detail of the printed Atlanta timeline for Neenah Presents Atlanta How Design Live promotional piece.
 Scattered cover designs of Neenah presents Atlanta for HOW Design Live 2016, hand drawn illustration and handlettering for historical timeline and neighborhood maps of the city. Artwork by freelance designer Russell Shaw.
 

Awards

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

 

Recognition

Feature: Neenah Presents Atlanta (The Dieline)

Featured on AIGA Member Gallery

Credits

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