Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the lawrence visitor guide

cover-guide

table-of-contents

artsy-tag

go-play-tag

relax-tag

enjoy-tag

lets-go-tag

calendar-of-events

lets-go-tag

i've made no secret of how much i love this weird little city of lawrence, kansas. it's hard to believe we almost didn't move here. exactly three years ago we were in dallas, on the verge of moving to los angeles, when a little nomad came whispering in our ear and asked us if we'd consider coming to kansas instead. at the last minute we ditched the earthquakes in favor of tornadoes and came to the last place on earth i ever thought i'd end up. there is an energy here that i can't quite describe but it took hold of me the moment i arrived and i've felt at home ever since. how could i not? it has a thriving arts community, a fabulous university, odd things in the streets, interesting people from all over the world, and no shortage of good coffee. and parking tickets are only two bucks.

so imagine my thrill when i got to doodle around in this year's visitor guide! i adapted the cover design from the lawrence piece i did earlier this year and lettered some fun tags throughout the guide. i owe the convention and visitors bureau of lawrence a huge thanks for the opportunity, as well as to the great guys at blam creative and flory design who designed the guide and did such fun stuff with my doodles. today you'll find me at rudy's pizzeria, located in the lower right hand corner of that last photo, with their famous wednesday special and a couple of beers. and if you plan to truck through the midwest on I-70 any time, let me know and i'll send you a guide. i guarantee that lawrence is worth the detour.

61 comments:

Christy said...

Congrats, Aimee! It turned out beautifully. Yea!

Amanda said...

OMG... this looks incredible!!! I'll have to get my hands on a copy to see the stunning details. Way to go Aimee, what a nice piece!

painted fish studio said...

lawrence us definitely worth a detour, and i speak from experience! i can't wait for my next trip.

i'm so excited to see you in print. your doodles need a bigger audience. and i want you to reap some financial benefits, too! 3 cheers for aimee!

Pam said...

YIPEE and YEAH! Great work and thank you for sharing it with us this past year! xo, pam

Christine said...

Wauw! Your art looks great here! Loveit-loveit-loveit :-) Great job!

Candied Fabrics said...

Whoa! How awesome is that? Lucky Lawrence!

steve said...

Wooow, way to go Aimee!! These look fantastic. Such a neat little town.

Bella Sinclair said...

Do you KNOW how FANTASTIC this looks??? Wowowowowooweeeeeeee!!! Your art captures the flavor of Lawrence perfectly. This is pure AWESOMENESS. Congratulations on a job incredibly well done. :D I wanna go now, more than ever.

suzanne cabrera said...

OH Aimee!!!!! This is terrific!!!!! Absolutely wonderful!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

What a fab project!
I'll put it on my list to "go see"...although it doesn't look like we'll be going anywhere for a while.
Char

joanne said...

awesome... AWESOME... did i mention how awesome this looks?... congratulations, aimee... your doodles make everyone want to visit Lawrence, KS... i think that pretty much says it all :)

●• Thereza said...

WOWZA Aimee, it looks wonderful!!!
so cool to see your lettering in a different context. it works just great!!!!

CRABCAKES said...

Beautiful!!
Nice work! Can't wait to see it see it.
Congrats! We'll celebrate!!!!!

Estelle said...

Aimee, Aimee, Aimee. You SO rock! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you truly captured the essence of the city. Great collaboration with Doug. Can't wait to get my own copy. Congrats!

Beth Niquette said...

What lovely brochures--one can see the master's hand at work.

Your city is lovely. I feel the same way about my own little city of Independence.

Diahn said...

This is amazing! Congratulations! You make me want to visit...

e.beck.artist said...

lucky duck! that is SO awesome ... one of my fave bits is the RELAX on the bike sign ...
total grooviness all the way around for you ...

Veja cecilia said...

wow, great job!

AmandaMay said...

Wow! Nice work!

heather smith jones said...

Yay Aimee! Your work looks amazing! I like the tags you made too, are you proud of it all? I hope so. :)

jane said...

this is fantastic! i want one. i´ve always had a little obsession with kansas after reading about some cool restaurant in food and wine. great work aimee! the things you can do!... so glad you left your day job... besos!

sue said...

Your doodle art is a perfect fit for this brochure about Lawrence. It's a lovely, quirky town!

aimee said...

WOWEE thank you!! by the way you've probably already figured this out, but this was the 'something exciting' i was hoping to show you - not my doodlebutt from the last post.

Jenn said...

$2 parking tickets? I'm on my way...

trinsch said...

love your work, as always! they must have been thrilled with you too, the agency.

oh, and funny how you describe how you instantly felt at home. i had a bit of the same feeling when arriving in tel aviv 7 years ago: never thought i'd be there, but it has an energy and cool weirdness to it i never saw and felt anywhere else.

Inner Toddler said...

S P E C T A C U L A R !!!!! bravo aimee

Christine said...

Wow, how exciting to see yourself in print! I would love a copy is there a way to get one? This would be great since my family and I are considering moving to the mid-west within the next year.

Thanks,
Christine

S.E.Minegar said...

Congrats! Beautiful work Aimee!

L'Atelier said...

congratulations!this is fabulous!
love the booklet. if i ever come that way it only be to meet you in lawrence! :D
xoxo

lori vliegen said...

WOO HOO....SO glad that the people of lawrence also recognize your artistic genius!! i would move there just to see all of your cute little doodles all over town (they are making doodle street signs too, right?!). my dutch boy and i were married in kansas city ....love that place! :))

Annie Pazoo said...

This is SO cool! Your work MAKES that guide! Yea! (I'm on exclamation mark duty today!!!!) But really. Seriously neat.

Joyce said...

Yahoo.... this is great news! Enjoy my friend. xoxo

Carmen said...

This is incredible!!! Way to go you!!! Lawrence is a great town.

Nicky Linzey said...

Looks FANTASTIC Aimee, really brought life & fun to the brochure - I'd whistle if I could!

jess gonacha swift said...

Aimee, it's AMAZING!!! I'm so excited for you!! Oh, you're going to get so much attention from this. :) Yay for you and your weird little town!

la ninja said...

coolio. it's so rewarding to physically hold the end result in print, "innit"?

also, should you really feel the inclination to show us your doodlebutt, please don't be shy. (I don't particularly need to see it but, hey, if that makes you happy, by all means, hun ;P)

Lori said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome!! Great work Aimee :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

Aimee, your blog just makes me smile whenever I visit....which should be more often :) Big hearty congrats on the wonderful brochure...you make me really want to visit your little burg.

Fruenswerk said...

Respect girl...cool :))))

Kirstin said...

Love it! Well done.

Kelly C. said...

AWESOME!!
congratulations!!
this looks AMAZING.
xxoo

~Valentina~ said...

OMG girl this is *AWESOME*!!!. You ROCK!!!

Aris said...

Well done Aimee!!!! Its fantabulous(:!!!!!!

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow Aimee...you did an amazing job with this!
I SO want to go to Lawrence.

Linda Sue said...

WOW Aimee- You have been a busy little ditizen! Wonderful job on all of it and I would go to Lawrence just because of your work! GOOD JOB!

kendalee said...

One thing's for sure, Lawrence has the coolest, funkiest, doodliest guide on the planet and I'd travel there just for a copy of that!!! This is GREAT Aimee - congratulations! And so exciting to see what can be done with a fairly conventional format when a creative spirit's let loose on it - love it.

BT said...

Well isn't that brilliant. You are now officially famous.

Natasha said...

Italy, AustraliaN Barcelona, Lawrence ... Yes thanks to you my list grew by one more today. Thank you for the intro and for sharing even more of your amazing work. The world needs more of your color, your sparkle...fantastic work!

wild child said...

I seriously, SERIOUSLY want to come visit your awesome little town! You've always said the coolest things about it. You've always taken the neatest pics of it. And now you've sealed the deal with this amazing visitor's guide!

And I'm so happy for you that you're not here in Los Angeles because IT'S SO STUPID HERE!

Meg xoxo

6p00d8341c6beb53ef said...

Ah! How exciting for you and how brilliant the result. You are a clever, clever thing. g xo

nathalie et cetera said...

This is wonderful! I fond the graphic design suits your style very well. Great work! Now I want to visit.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Lawrence obviously loves you as much as you love it!

Esti said...

what a great work!!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

FANTASTIC!!!!

daisy janie said...

I knew we should have made our way there when we were traveling this summer!!!! I missed all this good stuff - including all your doodle art up close. Damn. Who knows when I'll get back in that car again?!

Melody Sage said...

Congrats, your art looks so cool! Great job!

Leslie said...

Oh, I agree, Lawrence is awesome! I love your artwork in the guide...it's perfect!

michelle said...

Love it! Makes me want to come visit Kansas. I had never even heard of Lawrence!

hanna-happenings said...

great work! I would like to visit at once, inspireing.

Kelly said...

wow! that's fabulous aimee! yay for you! :-)

pixie said...

WOW! This is nothing short of amazing. Your cute town must be benefiting like crazy from your handicraft! You're like the *voice* and color of Lawrence! Makes me want to go there, now!