Arthurâ€™s Seat, Blue Blazer, Calton Hillâ€¦ which of Edinburghâ€™s iconic sights would you feature in its A-Z? Illustrator and Glasgow School of Art graduate Rosemary Cunningham is currently creating her own Edinburgh Alphabet, and sheâ€™s looking for suggestions to help her fill in the blanks.
Cute and colourful, Rosemaryâ€™s fantastic drawings pay tribute to both major attractions and lesser-known haunts of the Scottish capital. So far, sheâ€™s captured Arthurâ€™s Seat; the Blue Blazer, a traditional pub on Spittal Street; Calton Hill; the Dominion Cinema; the Elephant House cafÃ©, where J. K. Rowling wrote part of the first Harry Potter book; Fleshmarket Close, which lent its name to an Ian Rankin novel; and the famous Greyfriarâ€™s Bobby.
Iâ€™m intrigued to see which location will appear nextâ€¦ maybe theÂ Palace of Holyroodhouse or the Hogwarts-esque school of George Heriotâ€™s? Check out a few of Rosemaryâ€™s illustrations below, along with the brilliant Glasgow Alphabet she created in 2012:
Any suggestions for the remaining letters? Personally, Iâ€™d like to see Victoria Street, Jenners Department Store and Edinburgh Zooâ€™s resident pandas make the list. Rosemary will be posting one letter per day on her Facebook page throughout January and February; click â€˜likeâ€™ to suggest your favourite locations, and check out her website and Etsy page for more of her Scotland-inspired designs.
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