Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday Map: Where in the World in Westchester?



















Well okay, this is not quite a map... it's more of an illustrated info-graphic kind of thing. Which makes it map-like.

Illustration is an interesting profession for the curious. You never know what kind of assignment is going to come knocking at your door, or what sort of facts and information you'll then acquire. How cool is that?

This piece was for a story about the history of Westchester County for a recent issue of Westchester Magazine. I am happy to say I now know the name of every manor, city, town, village, hamlet and CDP in Westchester County, New York. (Still not exactly sure what a "CDP" is, though.)

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I showed everyone "Frozen New York" and they were most impressed.
This is such a fascinating illustration.
I am off to the Morgan Lib. tomorrow to look at medieval illustrated ms. tomorrow.
somehow this reminded me of them........

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh wow this is beautiful Jennifer! I love how free and organic it is! I use to live near White Plains when I was 10 years old, in a town called Chappaqua. I don't think is in the map though because it's quiet little, but so beautiful.. :o)

Barbara O'Connor said...

I love this!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. I'll have to check out the Morgan Library-- never been. (Hope those monks had good eyeglasses... this piece just about wore mine out!)

Y gracias, Alicia! Yes, Chappaqua is on there... and what a small world-- that's where my writing group meets. :-)

And thanks, Barbara!

Alicia Padrón said...

Ís there I couldn't tell very well on my monitor.. it's not too big.
You get together with your writing group there? How wonderful... :o)
I remember I used to go to the Roaring Brook School, I wonder if it's still there? It's just beautiful up there... :o)

Julie said...

Hi Jen, Hi Alicia! My kids went to Roaring Brook. Yes, it's there. Small world!

Frank Gardner said...

Great idea. Of course I like Dutchess County better, but it is still a great piece.

Jennifer said...

Alicia and Julie-- Wow, small world!

And thanks, Frank!
But aw, whaddaya mean? Long Island rules, hahaha!!
;-)