The United States of America, the melting pot of the world, home of the free, land of the brave, with streams, desserts, canyons, mountains, beaches, and plains of wheat, this is our home. Diverse in so many ways, split on so many political issues, full of a variety of faiths and convictions, hot for its entertainment and wild city life.
Julian Montague was asked to provide a series of images representing all 50 states for PrintCollection.com. A challenge he was up for, creating one specific image to represent each state in imagery and color. They are bold and meaningful. Depicting proud icons of our history and heritage, most come from nature itself like birds, grains, minerals, animals.
A cluster of juicy blue and violet berries represents abundant Maine. The ever alert Loon pierces through the purple background of Minnesota’s print with its black body, notable neck rings and beady red eye. New York perfectly centers a crisp red delicious apple, big and impressive. In his own words, ” The series depicts the surprisingly diverse and slightly strange official insignia of the American states.”