I love moving announcements – like birth announcements, it’s a chance to celebrate a happy life change in a creative way. Designer Cristina Pandol commemorated her recent move with these super-creative moving announcements, which combine an everyday city map (from AAA no less!) with neon pink screen printed text and a modern arrow graphic. So fun!
From Cristina: I saw my recent move as an opportunity to make an epic printed piece to send to my family and friends. A lot of my family live in pretty rural areas of central California and are intimated by downtown Los Angeles, so the main objective here was to make my very dense neighborhood seem simple and easy to navigate.
After a few days in my new loft I found myself constantly looking on google maps for the nearest grocery story, dry cleaner, etc. when the idea to incorporate a map hit me. It was so obvious that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before! I went to a AAA office the following day and shamelessly flirted with the guy at the desk. He gave me 50 maps for free (what a sweetheart).
Designing the type for the map was simple; the entire design was inspired by the industrial nature of a city. I scanned the map, then laid Gotham over it and created the arrow to point exactly to the building I live in. After that, the mailing label and the custom postage stamp just fell into place.
Design: Cristina Pandol
Screen Printing: DIY at Grow Your Own Media in Los Angeles
Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina
Photo Credits: Damon Biviano of Nomadic Creations