The City of John Day

Illustrating Your World

The City Council of John Day commissioned Straw to Gold to create a custom-illustrated map of their city. This map was meticulously designed to serve as a beacon of community awareness, enlightening residents about local projects and forthcoming developments.

This vibrant representation of the small town of John Day, Oregon was so fun to create. Our goal with this visual style was to evoke a sense of joy and discovery. We carefully marked out key places around the city and brought them to life with a healthy dose of whimsy and playfulness. From characters tending crops, fishing, and riding bikes to a sleepy bear perched in a tree, we created a cast of characters that show the personality and community of this small town. The map captures the essence of the city's unique spirit, with particular attention paid to depicting the accuracy of current locations and future constrictions.