El Cajon, California eighties series

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I know people that live in this city, the city itself…not so much.

It is surrounded by hills yet it is a fairly flat terrain, hence the name. I always associate about 10 degrees or a little more in temperature, so I wanted to make the graphic reflect that warmth as well as the enclosed geographical feeling. The colors give it the warmth, the type reflect the encasement.

It was a very instinctive process for me, so it’s hard to explain the process, Much experimentation to reach the final look, which was to reflect the 80s era as well.

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Escondido, California Eighties inspired

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The eighties was quite a hectic time design wise, patterns, colors, cutouts, and many of these designs were hand made.

Continuing the series, today I made a graphic for Escondido, California. I don’t know much about the city itself, it is north county San Diego, and beautiful for what I can tell, old houses with a lot of land, something you don’t see much these days. For the graphic I wanted to play with patterns, and contrasting colors.

I went ahead and tried a bunch of standard Illustrator patterns, and started to play with the the arm of the E, today was a big happy accident, for I liked how all my variations looked together, not as individuals but as a big unit. Take a look for yourself:

This still manages to look very eighties and I love it!
I believe it is because of the eclectic nature of the times and a play on colors, yet still works for 2020 (some would say an eclectic year itself).

Find that really cute pouch here or that cute t-shirt here.

My Pinterest board of inspiration for graphics from the eighties is growing, go check it out.

Oceanside, California – 80s

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Oceanside is a beautiful city, with a beautiful ocean front, it also has one of California Missions among other touristy places. I wanted to go a little classical type treatment with this one design.

Oceanside makes me think of saved by the bell, I know it is not in the 80s, but still, the name of that city was Bayside if I remember correctly, so I think that is why I can’t get it out of my head. I did find a random advertisement from the eighties, where I loved the type treatment:

That half s and n in Thompson Twins look soo cool, I just had to use it. Had to adapt it to Oceanside, thinking of sand and waves clashing, here is what I ended up with:

Oceanside California in the 80s type treatment

And since I cannot take saved by the bell out of my mind, How about we see it in a backpack?

oceanside backpack

I have all my inspiration in a pinterest board, if you would like to see it you can visit the board here.

You can also buy any of the designs of the 80s in all sorts of products at my redbubble shop