Vacation Races is a company that develops and hosts races at National Parks. These projects were for souvenir shirts for the different races.
Zion National Park: the client wanted a style rather than an obvious, over-used park illustrations. I was inspired by a retro throw-back style. The scene featured is known as the Three Sentinels. Through the process, the client finally chose a design that was not my top choice. My favorite design is seen as the first design for this series, second is clients choice that was produced for the race.
Printing: 3 color print, with white base cover that was used to callout the runners in the scene. With the success of the Zion shirts, I was asked to do a couple more shirts.
Yellowstone National Park: the client wanted to promote the parks other lesser known landmarks, instead of well know Old Faithful. They also requested to feature a waterfall. The shirt shown illustrated in a similar style as the Zion shirt, that features Artists Point. Printing: 5 color with white base cover that was utilized to show the waterfall.
With the anticipation of the size of this race, a second specialty shirt was requested. The client wanted to feature the Prismatic Spring. With so many colors in this landmark, I illustrated it without concern for printing output. By using watercolor vector brushes and transparent paint splatters, I effectively represented the spring.
Printing: 4 color seperation with green, blue, yellow and red with white base
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: Client had several requests for inclusion in this design- mountains, lake and wildlife. With so much in request, inspiration came from current hand drawn type and paper craft illustrations, with a special hint of halftone.
Printing: 4 color with white base