Neighbourhood map for Quartiersmanagement Donaustraße-Nord, Berlin
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I recently worked with a neighbourhood management organisation in Berlin’s Neukölln district to create a folding map of their area to be given out to residents. The brief was to create a folding paper map handout, with a map illustration on one side and information on local events and support services on the opposite side.

The map is hand drawn from a bird’s eye perspective. It features the local schools, kindergartens, community centres and local businesses, with the streets full of cars and people. It was important to capture the spirit of the neighbourhood, which I did by filling the map with small moments, such as a large group of people protesting the rising rents in the area, floats and dancers taking part in the Carnival of Cultures, a Turkish wedding parade and many people, vehicles and life filling the streets.

Katherine Kannon
Berlin, Germany
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I'm a freelance illustrator from London, now based in Berlin. Specialising in hand drawn maps, lifestyle and travel illustrations, I bring my distinctive, quirky style to all my co… Show more.

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"We couldn't be happier with the hand llustrated map Katherine produced for us. As the project is multifaceted, we presented Katherine with a really complex brief and lots of different ideas that she was able to pull together into one awesome, cohesive design that really captured the tone we were aiming for. Throughout, Katherine was really responsive to our suggestions and ideas, as well as producing solutions that really tied the project together. She was an absolute joy to work with, her vision, talent, and unwavering patience throughout the process made the whole project really enjoyable
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