Illustrated Map of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

This is one of my very favorite projects of 2014 - an illustrated map of natural landmarks for Things To Do In The U.P.! ThingstodointheUP.com is a website run by Jesse and Erica Land, who are on a mission to do 1,000 things in the U.P. and are chronicling them all online, accompanied by insider details and gorgeous photography.

Upper Peninsula Map Shirt available here | Photo credit: Brockit

Upper Peninsula Map Shirt available here | Photo credit: Brockit

For this project, my clients wanted to highlight the Upper Peninsula's plentiful natural landmarks. I hand-illustrated the Porcupine Mountains and Eben Ice Caves; cliff-jumping at Blackrocks; Kitch-iti-kipi, the crystal-clear natural spring where you can see 40 feet to the bottom; the legendary Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks; a  tiny moose on Isle Royale, and many more natural wonders. It was really fun to work on because I have childhood memories of visiting some of these places with my family, and it inspired me to visit many of the places I haven't yet seen.  A northern odyssey is definitely in my future. 

You can purchase the map t-shirt (in both men's and women's sizes) online here

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