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