Friday, May 13, 2011

Royal Wedding Illustrator

In 2008, the theme of Texas Architect's July/August issue was Regional Response. The magazine featured several projects ranging from Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange to Doss Heritage and Culture Center of Parker County, Weatherford. Art director, Julie Pizzo, commissioned illustrator Michael A. Hill to create art for the cover of Texas Architect and spot illustrations within the feature articles.

This year, Hill was chosen to illustrate a map that detailed the route taken by the Royal Family to Westminster Abbey on the morning of the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. The map was included in the Royal Wedding Official Programme.

On the wedding day, guests received a copy of the programme as they entered the church, and 150,000 copies were sold by 60 Explorer Scouts and 80 Cadets (supervised by adults) for £2 per copy at locations in Green Park, Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Trafalgar Square. Profits from the sale of the Official Programme went go to benefit The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

image courtesy The British Monarchy

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