The Noun Painter
Esteban Villa, mapped by Stephanie Sauer
Musician, poet and artist Esteban Villa has drawn a tribute to Sacramento by documenting his own route of travel throughout the city on a given day. Walking “from Broadway to the American River” and drinking “approximately thirty-two fluid ounces of black coffee and three pints of beer on each run,” the artist covers a lot of ground. With felt tip markers and a fine-point Pilot pen, Villa sketches some of the characters and landmarks he sees along the way. On the back of the drawings (they’re playing-card size) are the locations of his route so you can follow him along on his adventure. Mapped by Stepahnie Sauer, this deck of art cards is a must-have for any Sacramentophile. And if you look close enough, you might recognize a few of the locations, or even some of the people.