Mapping DC


Julia Lovett loves maps. So when the LivingSocial employee had to produce a vector image project for her digital art class at Georgetown last year, she studied grids of downtown DC; found the most visually appealing stretch of circles, green spaces, and symmetry; and drew inspiration from a watercolor artist she admires at Eastern Market. The result is this Adobe Illustrator rendering of downtown DC that she calls “Un-Tiled.”


For an even more ambitious project, Julia set out to map the country… in a single weekend… with no car. Guided by Google Maps, Lovett zigzagged through the District, logging 73 miles on her bike (including a memorable trip on MIlitary Road) with her Nikon D60 strapped over her shoulder. She also ran upwards of 10 miles from Scott Circle to the Palisades and back while holding her iPhone. After a lot of sweat, and work on Photoshop, she created “The United Streets of America.”

  • Kyle Jameson

    These are awesome. Where can I buy the posters?