World Traveller | Jess Smith for Gestalten
last updated 01 November 2018
Combining elements of both simplicity and playfulness, but with a carefully considered touch, Jessica Smith’s illustrations seemed the perfect fit for a guide to design hostels of the world for the adventuring classes!
Renowned for its focus on the aesthetic and a graphic-design-led approach to its catalogue, Netherlands publisher Gestalten commissioned Jess to create a series of exciting map artwork to complement The Grand Hostels guide by travel writer and blogger, BudgetTraveller.
The artist’s personality-filled illustrations and bright, clean palette, coupled with her unique hand-lettered annotations, lend a familiar, journal-like dimension to this guide, designed for travellers on a budget but with a thirst for the authentic, local and exciting!
Interior details from The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World by BudgetTraveller, published by Gestalten (October 2018).