To create this detailed depiction of the San Francisco Bay area, the artist worked off a topographical map from the 19th century. The piece is hand-drawn and printed on an old-fashioned letterpress to look like an authentic artifact, and tinted with watercolor by the artist.
The artist Michelle Murdock founded Quail Lane Press to create her magical illustrations and works of art for a larger audience. While she’s always been an illustrator, Murdock earned a masters of science from Yale University before migrating to the West Coast. Quail Lane Press combines her love of art and science. The company operates in Tahoe City in northern California. All of the designs are made using environmentally-friendly techniques.