The elegance of botanical art - intricate
portraits of plants on white backgrounds - inspired me to create
state portraits in the same style.
By capturing the essential
character of the plants it represents, botanical
art allows you to appreciate the beauty of flowers, etc. Similarly,
capturing the essential character of the places it
represents, well crafted cartographic art allows you to appreciate the beautiful geographic tapestries that make each place unique and wonderful.
Based on slightly enlarged images from the Essential Geography of the United States of America,
I created forty-two state and three regional portraits. To make sure
these portraits will give you many years of enjoyment, I had them
professionally printed with rich, 100-year pigments on archival, 100%
cotton fine art paper.
In the tradition of fine art prints, I'm signing each portrait. I hope you will enjoy them.
Check out the Imus Geographics shop to purchase an
assortment of maps - USA, Oregon, the Sierra
Nevadas and more. Imus Geographics’ map of the USA offers improved legibility and a greater
diversity of content. It beat out other maps of the USA to be
selected as the best map published in North America for 2010.
Framed Version of the Essential Geography of the United States of America
A New Style of United States Map
Making maps as Imus Geographics, Dave Imus is a 10-time national award-winning cartographer based in Eugene, Oregon. His highly-acclaimed work, "The Essential Geography of the United States of America" is the first map to make basic US geography understandable to non-geographers.