I am looking for a talented illustrator with a passion for typography and hand lettering to create images for American states (e.g. Texas, California etc). This brief is for 1 state only to start with, and if it works then there would be 49 more!
Here is are some similar styles of illustration that I would be looking to reflect:
http://www.laurofonte.com/LONDON-MAP (though not as detailed)
I'm looking for type that is the state's name that forms a heart shape - peppered with a few iconic landmarks of the state. I've done a really quick mockup of what I mean - attached - with type and landmark drawings (represented by red splodges here!) that combine to form a hear shape.
In the attached document you'll also see a Powerpoint which has the 5 biggest cities in Texas and some of the major landmarks. They're more for inspiration than anything - you wouldn't need to put everything in there and feel free to add what you think would be most visually interesting! The goal is to have it bring back Texans' love for their state.
I also think it might also be good to have each state's slogan in a font (rather than handwritten) underneath the image. In Texas' case it's 'The Lone Star State'. For reference here's a list of all the state slogans: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_slogans