One thing I love doing when I travel is to keep a travel journal where I write, sketch, and glue keepsakes like train ticket stubs, pressed flowers, postcards, and anything else of interest I find along the way. I find an 8.5 x 11 hard cover sketchbook works really well for this purpose, and when I get home from a trip I have an awesome keepsake item to remember my travels by. Much better than any tourist shop nic-nac!
Today I discovered the works of French photographer Vincent Bourilhon, whose delightfully surreal photos fill me with both wanderlust and a wistful longing for his delightful world.
I’ve mentioned on this blog a lot that I work as a graphic designer and I also do a lot of my own artwork on the side. I was going through some old sketches recently when I came across these great illustrations I did a while back for a freelance job for a travel company. They were really fun to do, and I wanted to share them here with you. Each illustration depicts a different travel frustration or situation. I really hope you enjoy them!
I recently discovered the photography of Roger Minick, who went on a road trip around the Western United States with his wife in the late 1970s and took pictures of sightseers along the way. He is well known for his series in which he documented tourists in the National Parks around the United States and his photographs have been featured in exhibits around the world and have published in many different books. These photos do a lovely job of demonstrating the tourist fashions du jour of the period, and I would love to share a few of my favorites with you here!