Bookstore Artwork

Roadmap Store Art

The standout feature of the bookstore map is the artwork, which is hand-drawn by artist Kevin Cannon. Our member stores use their art on social media profiles, mugs, hats, patches, stickers, T-shirts, tote bags, letterhead, return address stamps — you name it. Kevin Cannon creates thoughtful, personalized art for each store that highlights their quirky traits, making the artwork a spectacular branding tool. Use your store art to create custom merch that both fosters pride from your regular customers and brings in new patrons. Email with any questions.

"My 4- and 8-year-old nephews made me a snowglobe featuring Kevin Cannon's drawing of my store from the roadmap for Christmas.  My favorite present ever!" --Kathy Magruder, Pagerturners (Indianola, IA)

"We adore Kevin Cannon's art and have used it for a number of things, including stamps and a large 3-inch patch, which is beautiful. We always keep the items near the cashwrap and customers buy them routinely." --Emily Hall, Main Street Books (St. Charles, MO)

"We commissioned Kevin for a custom design to put on onesies, as seen on my son, Jack. The onesies were a Small Business Saturday item for us, one of six new merch items we launched that day. Kevin was a dream to work with, and we love love love the roadmap." --Danny Caine, The Raven Bookstore (Lawrence, KS)

Books & Burrow Merch

Zenith Books

Dungeon's Gate Merch

Dragonfly Merch

Free jpg and png files

Free png file example Books On First

Store artwork form

As a bookstore member, you get a jpg and png file of your store artwork for free. Fill out the form above after your store is open with signage to enter the queue of art to illustrate.

When finished, we'll e-mail you the following:

  • a jpg and png file of your store art
  • a jpg and png file of your store art with your city in Kevin's handwritten style

The image files you receive are good for basic use such as online promotions, tag lines, etc. The jpg file is best for social media and the png file for websites, or anywhere you might want a transparent background.

Your store art can take up to four weeks to complete, but it may take longer leading up to Independent Bookstore Day (between January and April).

Upgrade to vector

Pork Rapids Graphic

Order a vector package

Get all the files you need for creating high-quality, store-branded materials at any size or resolution. Vector images include your city in Kevin Cannon's handwritten style and are good for more substantial jobs, such as T-shirts, prints, tote bags, etc. You'll also receive an address badge (shown in the bottom two images) with your store art, name, address, website, and phone number with your choice of a blue or white background. 

For $50, you receive a zip file with the following files:

  • ai file: color and B&W
  • eps file: color and B&W
  • hi-res jpeg: color and B&W
  • color address badge .eps file (for print use)
  • color address badge .png file (for web use)

Circular Kismet BooksNon-circular white background address badge

Vector file orders can take up to two weeks to complete, but it may take longer leading up to Independent Bookstore Day (between January and April). Please prepare ahead of time.

To learn more about the quality of vector images and the work that goes into them, check out the video below:

Update your artwork

Order updated artwork

Has your bookstore recently moved or made updates to the exterior of your building or logo? Order updated store artwork here. Our designer Kevin Cannon will make the changes, and we'll send you a .png of the new art. 

The pricing for updated artwork varies based on the amount of work required from both Kevin and MIBA staff to update your artwork. For $50 you can make smaller changes, such as adding a beloved store pet or changing your store's logo. For a full change, such as after a location move, the price is $100. 

Depending on how extensive the changes are, your file can take up to four weeks to complete. However, but it may take longer leading up to Independent Bookstore Day (between January and April). Please prepare ahead of time.