Welcome to Tetovo is one of my projects that I’ve done in school. It was done so i could explain to my students that it doesn’t take much to make something good. The design process started on a piece of paper. And from that point on, it just kept going and going. What started as a simple project to show my students how simplicity can be enough, turned into one big, big project. The design process was a tedious one. Although a hard project, it was full of fun and learning.
I started off by simply opening my notebook and writing topics. The theme that I have chosen was Tetovo, my hometown. Ideas quickly started building in my head. I can do a poster to present all of the landmarks in Tetovo. And till today this project is still live and being updated. In my notebook i wrote all of the landmarks so i don’t forget something.
At one point i got myself thinking how will i pull this project off. Having in mind that i am not good at drawing whatsoever. At that point it clicked to me, i can use pictures as template and sketch over them.
Sometimes i wouldn’t even go over the hassle of setting up a template picture. Although a tedious job, i started building the project just by looking at some picture and let my imagination go wild. For the harder parts, i just had to go with the template.
The finale was magnificent. A set of 9 posters, ready for printing and ready for promoting Tetovo. There are still some landmarks that i need to take care of. The project itself has no end. As i find more landmarks i try to add them to the collection.
Church St. Cyril and Methodius
Built in 1918, it’s one of the most beautiful churches in Polog region. Menada
Dating from VI century BC, the Menada was a companion to the god og wine Dionis. The statue was found in the city of Tetovo Painted Mosque
Built by the Ottoman empire this is one of the most beautiful things that you can see in Tetovo. Tetovo Apple
If you are into apples you can’t come to Tetovo and not taste the sweet that this apple has to offer. River Pena
The river itself start way up in Shar Mountain only to work it’s way to feed the Polog region and water it’s plants and crops. The stone bridges that go throughout Tetovo help pedestrians cross from one to the other side of the river that cuts through the city. Sports center
The sports center or as locals call it “Sportski”. The place where sports enthusiasts come to enjoy their activities and where little kids come to enjoy the playground with slides and swings. Tetovo beans – “Tetovski grav”
The most famous food from this region and what Tetovo is most known for is the beans. Specific for it’s size and the taste, once you come to Tetovo you must try “Tavce gravce”. It is also registered as trade mark of the region. Shar Mountain & Popova Shapka
The national treasure of this city is it’s great mountain full with varios species some of them endemic. On the mountain itself there’s one of the greatest ski centers with many freeride terrains – Popova Shapka. The Can – Limenka
A well known place, a newspaper stand that was the meeting point for many dates in the city.