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