I’ve been slightly obsessed this summer reading about mimetic architecture.
Mimetic architecture had it’s hay day in the mid-twentieth century. Back then, many businesses created buildings that either copied their business’s function or were built in a shape suggesting their product.
Mimetic architecture is something that is not seen often these days, but there are still numerous buildings still standing in the United States. So, I decided, that wouldn’t it be awesome to compose a map of the ultimate mimetic structures across the United States? And, so, I illustrated The Ultimate American Roadtrip map. Enjoy and let me know if you ever take this roadtrip or see these places!
Below, a spot illustration I posted earlier on my Tumblr.
I was inspired by the Hollywood Flower Pot that stood in Los Angeles in the 1920-30s.