French artist Lazare Viennot was recently commissioned to create a Tampa Bay map for a client, and it’s actually damn near perfect.
A few things you might notice is Fort DeSoto State Park is an actual castle, which is very appropriate. But so is the Citrus Park Mall, and there’s a giant tower where MacDill Airforce Base is supposed to be.
In a Reddit thread on r/St.Petersburg, Viennot reminded everyone that he’s not actually from Tampa Bay, and did the best he could with the info he was given.
“I... Honestly do not know those places!” said Viennot in the thread. “My client gave me a small rundown of the places he wanted to see in the map but I'm not from there, so it's very possible that I forgot a lot of things.”
Either way, the map is great and prints are currently available at Redbubble, which allows you to get this on a phone case, a t-shirt, a mug, a throw pillow or whatever you’re into. Plus, you can follow along with Viennot’s other art projects on his Instagram.
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