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Well, it happened. 50 states in less than 50 weeks! But, it’s not over. First off, I’ll be printing and framing the 50 States Design Project for display at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI this September. Here’s a photo of the first five posters.

I’ve created an umbrella site for this project and my future geography-related design projects called Geographic Designer. I’d love for you follow me at these sites so we can keep in touch:

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Thanks for the support,

Josh

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New York is The Empire State, but it’s not an empire like ever seen before. This empire is a place that celebrates diversity, culture and variety. New York stands as a benchmark of strength in a free society. From its beautiful mountains in the north to its mammoth city in the south, New York is undeniably the king of states. The border around this poster repeats the phrase, “Unique New York.” Buy Prints Here.

Hello Nevada! Your desert is expansive and hot, but hey- so are your casinos. Of course that’s not all there is to you, but you’re known as the Silver State,  so it’s clear you’ve been aspiring to great heights for awhile now. You may not make it every time, but you’re a star in my books. Buy Prints Here.


Welcome to South Dakota, the 5th least populous state in the country. It’s the home of the Badlands, the town of Deadwood and the Black Hills. Need I say more? If you come to see Mount Rushmore, just know that this place has a way of getting into your bones, and drawing you back. Buy Prints Here.

Arkansas is a special place, but it’s undervalued, underestimated and overlooked. Can you name a city in Arkansas other than Little Rock? Didn’t think so. It might interest you to know that Arkansas is the only state in which diamonds are mined, plus it’s home to Bill Clinton and to a large portion of the Ozark Mountains. If you’re out of the loop on Arkansas, you’re truly missing out. Buy Prints Here.

When it comes to history, Massachusetts is very wealthy. It’s the birthplace of great leaders like the Kennedys and the Adams, cultural awakenings like the Boston Tea Party and the abolition of slavery, and important institutions like Harvard and the Boston Red Sox. It may have some quirks, but I think the Mayflower picked a stellar place to land. Buy Prints Here.

There’s no place like New Mexico. Seriously, it has a mix of Spanish and Native American roots that can’t be found anywhere else. As the fourth largest state, New Mexico is commonly known as The Land of Enchantment. This is not just a state to be in – it’s a state of being. Buy Prints Here.

 

Not all mottos reflect the true nature of a state, but North Carolina’s comes pretty close. Esse quam videri means “to be, rather than to seem.” This state is the 10th most populous, yet it flies under the radar of public life. Its beautiful and varied landscapes, and its good-natured people stand unaffected by outside influence. They are who they are, through and through. Buy Prints Here.

You can’t panhandle this state. Oklahoma is a straight shooter. Its work ethic will surprise you, its grasslands will awe you, and its residents will embrace you. This place is the real deal. Buy prints here.

I’m not sure anyone has ever captured the many sides of California in one poster design, and so I won’t pretend this one does either. All I can ask is that it communicates my own sentiment towards this incredible place. Its vibrant cultures and breathtaking landscapes leave me with a feeling that can only be described as pure joy. Buy Prints Here.

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