Chicago Foodie Map is an illustration food guide for travelers, visitors and all food lovers in Chicago.
I started this project by collaborating with a local Chinese foodie community called “Chihuo.” People from this communities are Chinese foodies who have lived in this city for more than three years. They post food reviews about restaurants in Chicago on a Wechat account called “Chicago Chihuo.” I got a lot of good advice from them about good restaurants and food. Then I illustrated one dish that represents the restaurant and put them on my map.
Photos of people holding the map on their hands with the restaurants and food of the Map
2018 Chicago Foodie Map was published during the Chinese Spring Festival and I have been invited to Chicago to give a talk about my creative process. Last year 10,000 maps were printed but because of its immense popularity, this year 30,000 will be distributed.
Last year 10,000 maps were printed but because of its immense popularity, this year 30,000 will be distributed.