Abstracted, simple, graphic, bold, arresting and meaningful, City Prints is doing something right when it comes to inspiring pride of place and recalling memories of places one used to live in. At least, their work is doing that for us. Featuring a college campus series, a hometown series and even a baseball stadium series, this is a fun, graphic way to show off where you’ve been, where you are or where you are going. Oh — and they can be customized, too!
Created by Tony and Katie Rodono, we liked the fun story about how this company came into being:
“I started a traffic counting business while studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Traffic counting was as dull as it sounds – I sat at intersections and pushed a button for each car that passed in front of me. It was great money, but mind numbingly boring. The only part I actually enjoyed was doing a sketch of each intersection I counted. The clients normally expected a “+” representing the intersection with landmarks labeled. What they received was an intricate sketch of individual lanes, medians, landscaping and overpasses. I didn’t get paid extra, but the clients definitely appreciated them. It was here I first began seeing the interesting patterns that streets create. Katie and I dated throughout college and she often joined me on the traffic counts (she was a glutton for punishment too).”
We didn’t even know there was such a job — but are glad such cool art came out of it. Find your perfect map at City Prints.