News flash: Not all maps give directions in a faux British accent or Snoop Dogg drawl.
Which isn’t to say they don’t speak volumes. At least in the case of SF illustrator Jennifer Maravillas’s frenzied urban renderings.
More art than cartography, the graffiti-inspired prints depict our fair city and its neighborhoods in vibrant, textured glory (using a mix of ink, marker, pen, and spray paint).
Maravillas’s bird’s-eye view brings to mind the composition of a stained glass window, with every neighborhood present and accounted for. Her interpretation of the Hillside is like a bizarre Full House vignette with row houses painted in neon, stacked on top of one another, and outlined in stark relief.
For something even closer to home, call on Maravillas to create your hometown, favorite neighborhood vista, or the Bi-Rite Creamery line (our suggestion).
She’s sure to route you right.
Available at jennifermaravillas.goodsie.com, $20-$100.
Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Maravillas