This a series of typographic designs inspired by the historic fire insurance map covers from the Sanborn Company in the late 19th and early 20th century. As a New Yorker transplanted to Southern California I was motivated to created these for some of the places I have enjoyed since living here. California is an amazing place, with beaches, mountains, ghost towns, and lonely desert highway.
Several of these were laser etched. "Bodie" is etched on leather,
and "California Republic" is on birch plywood. The "Orange County" art was repurposed for a poster to promote AIGA-OC (American Institute of Graphic Arts) where I am a board member. It was printed in bright colors on a metallic paper. Not exactly vintage feeling, but it looks cool.
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