A couple weeks ago the guys at Belight Software reached for a collaboration using their Amadine vector graphics app for Mac OS. For a while now I've been wanting to publish a project about the Mediterranean Sea —or how Romans used to call it: Mare Nostrum— and it seemed like a great match. So that's what I did: used the Amadine app to create a collection of illustrations representing different Mediterranean coastlines, from the laid back Spanish coast to the busy Near East cities of Beirut and Tel Aviv going through the ancient echoes of the Greek empire. Take a tour of the sea that gave us modern Western Civilisation.
Go check out the app that made all this possible here amadine.com
There's plenty of hidden stuff throughout this collection so I encourage you to look very closely :)
If you look closely you can see Mount Etna erupting. Yep, this is the Southern Italian Med.
This one is a dead giveaway but in case you need a hint just think about Democracy, Philosophy, Trigonometry...
The Spanish Med is all about a laid back attitude and vivid colors. A shout out to Malaga's own sardine Espetos!
Beirut, Tel Aviv, Alexandria... The Near East is home to huge skyscrapers, hummus and a very particular light.
The Northern African Med has some unique colours you won't find anywhere else. Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, they are all here.
The Adriatic gulf has its own particular vibe. It's the northernmost point of the Mediterranean and that shows in places like Dubrovnik, Venice and Rimini.
Film Festivals, Road Racing and Martinis. Welcome to the French Riviera.