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Phoenix Illustrations

My friend Danny Upshaw commissioned me to create a piece of art that represents his appreciation for Arizona and the intense habbobs we get around monsoon season. I saw this as a great opportunity to expand upon a style I created for the 2013-14 Fiesta Bowl Entertainment Guide.
 
In the previous illustration I worked a lot with typography and simple desert imagery—I wanted to take all of that to the next level. For this piece I wanted to make the typography the main feature with supporting elements wrapping around the message. The ligature of the 'O' and 'E' in Phœnix is a tribute to older Arizona advertising that took advantage of the œthel character for typesetting.

This illustration is my homage to Phoenix, Arizona and how great of a destination this part of the country is.

 
Phoenix Illustrations
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Phoenix Illustrations

Illustrations representing Phoenix, Arizona.

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