For some reason, I received two simultaneous jobs where I was asked to create a set of travel sticker ideas for editorial projects. One was for The Wall Street Journal, the other was this job here, for Amtrak's magazine Arrive.
The feature was about summertime travel in the Northwest United States. For the opener, I had a lot of fun drawing a camper covered in stickers. In all my years drawing for a living, I think this may have been my first camper.
A fun twist in this assignment was the non sequitur quality of the imagery as it relates to the location. This one was about a King Tut display in PA.
Massachusetts, the drive-in state. These east coast States have too many damn letters in them!
Vermont, a state where Joseph Daniel Fiedler likely enjoys himself.
Virginia, the My Little Pony State.
I had a lot of fun creating the hand lettering, something that's enjoyable but always a lot of extra work. Fortunately, it was made a breeze by working with the easy-going Tamara Kopper.