Today, I come bearing great news. I am excited to announce the first give away here on the blog… and I am even more excited to tell you who and what it’s all about.
My good friend, Barrett Hillenburg has recently produced a fantastic line of prints. His Geo-graphical prints had me at hello when he first shared them with me. He took a fresh spin on the traditional state prints to create a more personal and fun way of representing and owning your hometown.
Here is a little Q & A with Barrett to allow you guys a little insight into what the idea was behind the geo-graphical prints, as well as what sets these prints apart from the other state prints!
What inspired you to create this line of Prints?
The first Geo-Graphical print (Missouri) was created to spur some creative juices. I work a design job where I don't have absolute freedom of creativity - it's a lot of designing something someone else has already thought up. I sat down one day and created something I liked and I thought others would like them too. As I showed the prints to friends and family, it became obvious that people were interested in getting a copy for themselves.
What is the purpose behind Geo-Graphical Prints?
The ultimate purpose behind Geo-Graphical Prints is to connect with people. When people purchase a print and hang it on their wall, they are inviting our artwork into their home, their work, their lives. It's a special thing to be able to connect with people through something like that.
Every person, no matter where they come from, has an enormous sense of pride about their hometown or home state. That is the beauty of these prints - everyone can use one in their home. There isn't a specific demographic, gender, age or type of person that these prints are for. They are for all.
I love how the Prints are so unique and specific and that they give info into a bit about that location. Tell us a little bit about why you decided to include that on the prints!
The little small details are my favorite part of these prints. The prints are clean and simple, but offer such a great look into that specific location. The small details about the locations, such as the demonym, area code and exact location offer details about that location that not many people may know. When I create these prints, I try to find the most iconic elements of that location for the small images each print contains; it's such a fun way to represent the different locations. Probably my favorite part of the prints is the nickname at the bottom. Each location has such a unique nickname that provides some small insight into that location.
I really love these prints and can’t wait to get them up in my home!
To enter the giveaway you must follow through with these two things:
-Comment on this post with the city/state/country and color combination you would want to have in your home or office!
You can find the Geo-graphical prints etsy shop here: Geo-Graphical.com