Marke Bieschke chose the Mission Blue butterfly as the “mascot” of the 2017 Best of the Bay awards. We took this idea and ran with it, showing the little blue butterfly–well, HUGE blue butterfly in most of these header illustrations–visiting recognizable spots around the Bay Area. Click here to see them in action (hosted for San Francisco Bay Guardian on 48hills.org).
“This year we chose a beloved Bay Area native as our Best of the Bay mascot — the Mission Blue butterfly. This tiny but radiant species symbolizes the great beauty (and fragility) of our hometown, and it was lovely to have a winged inspiration fluttering around our imaginations as we put this issue together.” – Marke Bieschke, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Best of the Bay 2017 | 48hills.org