New California

New California

I grew up in New Jersey. Years later, I was lucky enough to move to California. I remember walking through the streets of San Francisco shortly after my arrival and seeing a brightly painted mural that looked instantly familiar. "Wow," I said. "Why does some random person in San Francisco have a painted mural of the outline of New Jersey?" That's when I realized it wasn't New Jersey. It was an outline of California and I was an idiot. Or was I? That got me wondering. Could I create a map that fooled people into thinking that New Jersey was actually New California?

The map contains a mirror image of the outline of New Jersey. Since New Jersey is tiny and California is huge, the size of New Jersey is increased something like 10X. And finally, I set about placing some of California's key cities onto the map.

I designed this map as a two-color silkscreen. Because it's pretty simple, I was able to shoot the screens and create the silkscreen posters myself.

Take the Bus to the Courts

Take the Bus to the Courts

Take the Bus to the California Academy of Sciences

Take the Bus to the California Academy of Sciences