marisa darabi | inkyletters
lettering & Illustration
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Appalachian Trail Commemorative Map

This 11x17 mixed-media poster is still one of my favorite projects. The client commissioned a custom map for her boyfriend’s birthday after he had recently completed a hike of the Appalachian Trail. The map celebrates his achievement and features personal and national events as well as messages the couple exchanged along the trail.

 The map itself was hand-drawn digitally, printed, and then annotated using gold and black ink.

The map itself was hand-drawn digitally, printed, and then annotated using gold and black ink.

 Each milestone included a date, location, an event of significance for the couple, and a mini illustration symbolizing the latter.

Each milestone included a date, location, an event of significance for the couple, and a mini illustration symbolizing the latter.