Seeing out loud

A blog of illustrations & ideas by Catherine Stones

The Arrow Tree

I picked up this amazing leaf in Thailand, on the roadside next to an orchid farm. The arrow tree, according to me at least, is the ultimate in way-finding systems. Just lean against it, in a moment of hesitation or in puzzlement with a map, and it will drop a leaf telling you the way to go. Thanks to this particular leaf the only way is forward!

Greetings from Taiwan by the way (clean hotel sheets make for an interesting photo backdrop) and here’s to a great sense of direction for all of us in 2012!

Also read this wonderful interview with the illustrator known as ‘Shout’…such great conceptual work.

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