Mapmaking 101: Map of Suzhou, China

Hi everyone! Today I’d like to show you a peek behind the scenes of a recent project I’ve been working on… an illustrated map of Suzhou, China.

Over the past few months, in addition to managing Root & Branch Paper Co., I’ve been working to expand my portfolio as an illustrator and graphic designer. You can see my portfolio here: I have challenged myself to expand my horizons as an artist, and in doing that I decided to create this map of Suzhou.

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Free Digital Wallpaper: November 2018 Calendar

Happy November, friends! It’s time for a new download: our November 2018 Calendar Wallpapers, totally free here on the Root & Branch Paper Co. blog. For the month of October we're excited to feature our Ruby Cosmo print. It’s a funky floral print with a muted pattern that I think works well for the cooler months!

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Free Digital Wallpaper: October 2018 Calendar

Happy October! For the month of October we're putting the spotlight on our Moonlit Marble Hellebore print. I love the moody dark hues of this pattern and I think it’s the perfect fit for October. It’s a time when the temperatures are dropping, Halloween is on its way and autumn is really here!

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Wake Up & Work: Our Workday Morning Playlist

Happy Sunday, readers! I put together a playlist for myself that is a balance of relaxed, fun songs, and more upbeat ones that get me in a working mood. I thought I'd share it here as our third Root & Branch playlist. For a few more selections of tunes, find our afternoon slump and night owl playlists.

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The Making of Moonlit Garden: A 2019 Calendar, pt. 2

This is the second post in a two-part series about our 2019 wall calendar: Moonlit Garden! In Part 1, we talked about the conceptual and creative story behind this calendar and the illustrations it contains. In this post, I'm sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how this calendar came into being, specifically focusing on the manufacturing side of things.

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The Making of Moonlit Garden: A 2019 Calendar, pt. 1

I'm so excited to finally share with you all a project that has been in the works for the past several months (and even years!) : our 2019 wall calendar, Moonlit Garden.

A late-night stroll through the moonlit garden reveals lush and mysterious flowers whose beauty is most fully displayed long after the sun sets. Some blooms, including the exotic cereus, only open at night. Others, like the Japanese wisteria, are known for their intoxicating fragrance which only grows stronger during the evening hours.

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