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21 December 2008

Happy * Holidays from San Francisco!

Created in collaboration with the lovely Anne at Mira Aster , our new San Francisco map will be welcoming the new president and his family to their new home at the White House.

20 November 2008

Couture Wedding Maps: Destination Bali

Our studio works with clients all over the world, and this project is for a wonderful couple  Giok and Johan who contacted me from Malaysia and are getting married on the Indonesian island of Bali. It includes the calligraphy and illustration for a pocket fold design with a hand painted invitation, itinerary card and map.

The map is painted in watercolor and includes our signature Couture Maps kissing fish logo.

We supplied the digital files to her so she was able to oversee the printing and production locally. This option is great for overseas clients who are creative and wish to save on the expense of international postage and customs fees.




15 November 2008

Couture Wedding Maps: Destination Big Sur

My wonderful clients Casey and Shelby were married at a dream destination, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. Their wedding map was created to show the different wedding locations and also included shuttle information for traveling around the area.

If you've never been to Post Ranch, it is a stunning retreat on the California coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Everything about it is perfection including a wonderful relaxing spa, the award winning restaurant Sierra Mar and the gracious staff. In the summer there is regular bus service to Big Sur from Monterey and Carmel, however, in the off season, it runs only on the weekends.



Tree house at Post Ranch.


Wild turkeys at Post Ranch.

14 November 2008

Parsons School of Design

One of my favorite professors at Parsons School of Design (now Parsons the New School for Design), illustrator Sergio Baradat, has created a beautiful, vibrant collection of tropical fruit stamps for the United States Postal Service.

As a student at Parsons, this image I created in Sergio's class, was the award winning illustration for the Parsons poster.





27 October 2008

Our wedding maps featured in première issue of Stationery Trends magazine

We love all things paper so we are delighted to be featured in the new trade magazine, Stationery Trends. Special thanks to the editor Sarah Schwartz for including us throughout the issue.






24 September 2008

Vintage Calligraphy

Long before the internet and email, we were creating stationery from our little Greenwich Village studio. These are circa early 1990's.

All images are from the library of Stephannie Barba.












Couture Maps created for American Express

To celebrate the première of the new American Express card, we have been honored with the task of creating a series of maps which can be seen around New York.







20 September 2008

Couture Maps: winter in the Seychelles

After about three days of traveling and spending a fantstic night in London, I've finally made it to the Indian Ocean! It's hot, but even more beautiful than I imagined.





Couture Map postcard of the main islands of the Seychelles.






Gorgeous postage stamps that depict the amazing wildlife found on these remote islands.


Map stamp of the Seychelles

French Press

The New York map is featured in my very favorite magazine, Maison Française in their l'édition spéciale. Click here to see more great press we've received from all over the world.