Neenah Presents Boston

Services: Illustration, Hand-Lettering, Design

Hand lettering and hand drawn script for Neenah Paper Presents Boston at HOW Design Live conference in 2018 by freelance illustrator Russell Shaw.

Neenah Paper's Illustrated and Hand-Lettered City Guide to Boston for the 2018 HOW Design Live conference.

Following the previous city guides in our series (New Orleans with NeenahNeenah Presents Atlanta (PRINT Magazine's 2017 Typography and Lettering Awards "Best in Class" Winner), Neenah Presents Chicago, and Neenah Presents Minneapolis), Neenah Paper commissioned this fifth illustrated city map of Boston for the 2018 HOW Design Live conference and event. This limited edition promotional print piece showcases the Hub (don't call it Beantown), with fold-out panels full of historical and cultural facts, insight into the art and architecture of the city, and a large hand-drawn map highlighting hot spots from all over the city.

The map features hand-drawn, pen-and-ink, rough line work illustrations with one single pop color – a bright, green Pantone spot color – printed on Neenah Paper's Classic Crest Cover, Bare White 100C, in Smooth Finish.

Illustrator and designer Russell Shaw created the art and design for Neenah Presents Boston, a promotional map and guide to the history and culture of the city of Boston, distributed to conference attendees at the HOW Design Live event in 2018. The cover design features a hand drawn, pen and ink, rough line drawing image of Acorn Street with one spot color of green.
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Full illustrated map of downtown Boston created by freelance artist Russell Shaw for Neenah Paper at HOW Design Live 2018 in Boston, shows Charles River Basin, the Esplanade, Fenway, JP Licks, Victory Gardens, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Square, the Pru, Flour, B&G Oysters, the Beehive, the South End, South End Buttery, Myers and Chang, Brattle Books, SoWa, Boston Public Library, Boston Common, Cheers Bar, Acorn Street, Museum of African American History, the West End, Toscanini's, TD Garden,, Neptune, the Freedom Trail, the North End, Old North Church, Paul Revere Statue and House, Mike's Pastry, Modern Pastry, Chinatown, Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Detailed, hand-drawn, pen and ink illustrated map of Boston shows a focus on Back Bay, Copley Square, the Boston Public Library, Boston Common, Flour Bakery, Cheers Bar, Acorn Street and the food of the South End, by freelance artist Russell Shaw.
Detail of illustrations of Paul Revere on his horse, the Revolutionary War flag and the Boston Tea Party ship dumping tea crates into Boston Harbor, next to books and Fenway Park and a Lobster, for the Neenah Paper Presents Boston city guide.
Detail of illustration of the Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT next to the architecture of the Trinity Church in Boston.
Back cover design of the Neenah Paper Presents Boston HOW Design Live 2018 conference promotional materials shows the full Neenah and Neenah Packaging product listing and credits Design and Illustration by Russell Shaw, with the paper Spec Classic Crest Cover Bare White 100C 12.5pt Smooth.


Client: Neenah Paper

Marketing Communications Manager: Sarah Baker (Neenah)

Art Director, Designer, Illustrator: Russell Shaw

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

Printing Specifications: A 2/2 print on Neenah CLASSIC CREST® Cover BARE WHITE 100C (270g/m2) | 12.5pt, Smooth