The Bowery

August 2023

While I make a lot of small monochrome pieces for books, I usually have access to all the shades of grey to help me get the job done. Not so this time; the client asked me to reproduce older map styles that utilizied only black linework. It was a challenge, but a fun one.
To give things a “lived-in” feeling, I subtly wobbled my patterns: the spacing between the lines and the crosses varies. And I’ve roughed up all the linework, too, to simulate a bit of print noise.