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.
I just had fun with this one, not trying to emulate anything specific from the eighties, just a gut feeling I guess.
The City of Coronado is an “island” there is some controversy if it is a peninsula or something, I am not sure, it is connected to Downtown by a famous bridge, and to the south part of San Diego county through a long stretch of land. All in all it is surrounded by water, and boats, hence the sail in the shape of the background. I don’t think residents of Coronado might like this as representation for their precious city, but I happen to think it is cool.