31.5.11

I have a number of events coming up in this city this summer and I have wanted to do a map print of downtown for a while, so this seemed like the perfect time. I will be printing it for tea towels and totes. These bags are sturdy and big, made with a linen cotton exterior and lined with a heavy canvas.

My original idea for this print was to illustrate some of the buildings downtown. It didn't quite work out because I wanted to cover such a large portion of the city and the buildings were going to have to be super tiny. In the end it was the simple pattern of the street blocks that I liked the most. Although I did enjoy sketching some of the old downtown buildings.

The map items will be available next friday night, June 10th, at the art crawl (it's my 5 year anniversary and I have something special planned. I will tell you more about that later), and they will also be available at the trunk show the following week on Thursday June 16th, from noon til nine, at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

15 comments:

Kim said...

I love everything about this - the map print, the tote bags, the sketches of buildings - you do such lovely work! Hopefully after art crawl I can call one of those tote bags my own. I'd be proud to carry it around with me!

Kate Hunter said...

just beautiful Jenna! I call dibs on one.

Jane said...

These are killing me! So awesome!

Rhianne said...

wow

elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous! Love the text, love your drawing style.

Anonymous said...

Love the new design and supporting such an amazing city!

Looking forward to the upcoming Art Crawl!

Tracey

Meg said...

Amazing, Jenna! These are so beautiful! I'm going to get one of those totes for SURE!

Elizabeth Simpson said...

Amazing Jenna! Can't wait to snatch up those beautiful totes!

thea said...

Lovely! I want one too!

JenP said...

i'd love a set of tea towels with this print. maybe even a few sets. can i purchase on etsy? i live in halifax, but was born and raised hamiltonian.

jenna rose said...

Thank you so much for your excitement about these everyone! I love how much Hamiltonians love their city.

Jen- I plan on listing the tea towels online after the two shows this month. If you would like multiple sets just send me an email and we can discuss setting something up for you. Thanks! contact@jennarose.ca

xine said...

I am also a Hamiltonian, although I haven't lived in that city for 30+ years. But your map and buildings spoke to me. Lovely work, Jenna.

xine

white collar | green soul said...

we were gawking over these at work - amazing job!! I'm going to have to get me one!

bloodwood. said...

A question for you - how about a fabric pattern or another tote (limited run?) with the building sketches arranged?

Jessica Peter said...

Oh rats. Of course I'm seeing this Thursday just after 10pm. But hopefully I'll be able to catch one online. I need one!