Maine Postcard 5"x7" | Acadia Postcard | Acadia National Park Postcard | Nature Postcard
The postcard portrays the carriage roads—a popular destination for bicyclists—overlooking Jordan Pond and the Bubbles Mountains at Acadia National Park. Acadia’s 45-mile carriage road system was a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his family. Illustrated by hand. Printed in Portland, Maine. Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.
PROCESS We start with compiling a library of pictures with varying angles of the subject of the poster. We sketch from the photos, editing and simplifying elements into pure geometric forms and shapes. The drawing is then scanned and used as the backdrop for our computer drawing. Editing, adding shapes and simplifying elements is at the core of the process. A moodboard is created to provide the color scheme. Working with flat geometric shapes to compose an interesting foreground and background and overall composition with an appealing color scheme is our ultimate goal.
SPECIFICATIONS Printer: high quality digital Finish: matte Paper: 42# heavy stock white paper Dimensions: 5"x 7” Printed locally at an independent press in Portland Maine. Designed by Sperry General Store. All Rights Reserved.