Design + Illustration

The Village Voice New York City Neighborhood Maps Editorial Illustrations by Russell Shaw

Editorial illustrations, pen and ink, hand drawn lines and lettering for the Village Voice’s issue on five new boroughs and neighborhoods in New York City by freelance graphic artist Russell Shaw.

 

Illustrations for The Village Voice's "Five Boroughs, No Waiting"

First published in The Village Voice, 2017

Services: Editorial Illustration, Graphic Design

 
 Editorial illustrations commissioned by the Village Voice newspaper in New York City, featuring locals guide to the city. Shown is the two color spot orange and black pen and ink drawings for Washington Heights neighborhood.
 

Hand-Drawn Maps for the Cover Story "New York by New Yorkers: A Locals' Guide to the City's Neighborhoods from Art & Activism to Bodegas & Biryani."

I was approached by the art directors at The Village Voice to create a series of five illustrated maps for one of their upcoming issues. They reached out with my specific artwork style already in mind: black ink, plus one spot color, hand-drawn illustrated maps. Each map would spotlight a different New York City neighborhood – a true locals' guide to places that are off-the-beaten path.

The half-page, editorial illustrations ran throughout the feature article of the issue. Each neighborhood map was designed with a different spot color that was carried through in the editorial layout design surrounding the map.

 

Issue: March 22- March 28, 2017, Vol. LXII | No. 12
Cover Illustration (below) by Eric Drooker

 The illustrations are in the village voice march 22-28 2017 vol. lxii no. 12 issue. Shown is the cover of the issue, done by artist Eric Drooker.
editorial illustration for washington heights new york city map
editorial illustration for St. George new york city map
editorial illustration for Sunset Park new york city map
 Hand drawn neighborhood map of Saint George on Staten Island in New York City, an editorial illustration project for the Village Voice, one spot color and pen and ink line art. Features yankee stadium, the ferry, st. george theatre, enoteca maria, rispoli, lighthouse museum, 120 bay cafe, island roti shop, against da grain, flagship brewing company and makerspace.

Five Illustrated Neighborhoods:

  • Jamaica

  • Melrose

  • Saint George

  • Sunset Park

  • Washington Heights

 
 Melrose neighborhood guide illustration in New York City for the Village Voice, hand drawn editorial graphic design, featuring dream yard, bronx documentary center, centro cultural, old bronx bourough courthouse, bronx general post office, kim's fish market, youngland, and delicioso coco helado.
 Hand lettering and pen and ink drawn illustrated map of Jamaica neighborhood in New York City, editorial art for the Village Voice. Shows Smile of the Beyond, Spicy Lanka, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Black Spectrum, Bicycles, Amazura Concert Hall.
 Editorial illustration, hand drawn map of Sunset Park in NYC for the Village Voice, showing places in the neighborhood including Uprose, Melody Lanes, Bush terminal piers park, botanica, chi ken, soccer tavern.
 Hand lettering and pen and ink drawn illustrated map of Jamaica neighborhood in New York City, editorial art for the Village Voice. Shows Smile of the Beyond, Spicy Lanka, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Black Spectrum, Bellitte Bicycles, Amazura Concert Hallm king manor museum, and tabernacle of prayer
 Melrose neighborhood guide illustration in New York City for the Village Voice, hand lettered editorial graphic design, featuring dream yard, bronx documentary center, centro cultural, old bronx bourough courthouse, bronx general post office, kim's fish market, youngland, and delicioso coco helado.
 New York City's washington heights neighborhood map, illustrated for the Village Voice, in a simple pen and ink hand drawn hand lettered style with one spot color, shows the bridge, buddha beer bar, bodega pizza, northern manhattan arts alliance, malecon dominican food, united palace, jumel terrace books, morris-jumel house, and word up community book shop
 Hand drawn neighborhood map of Saint George on Staten Island in New York City, an editorial illustration project for the Village Voice, one spot color and pen and ink line art. Features yankee stadium, the ferry, st. george theatre, enoteca maria, rispoli, lighthouse museum, 120 bay cafe, island roti shop, against da grain, flagship brewing company and makerspace.
 New York City's washington heights neighborhood map illustration shows the bridge, buddha beer bar, bodega pizza, northern manhattan arts alliance, malecon dominican food, united palace, jumel terrace books, morris-jumel house, and word up community book shop
 

Credits

Commissioned by The Village Voice.

First published in March 2017.

Neighborhood Maps Illustrator, Designer: Russell Shaw

Deputy Art Director: Ashley Smestad Vélez

Contributing Art Director: Sandie Burke

Cover Illustration: Eric Drooker