I didn't think my usual playful style was the right fit for what I was trying to create in this July 4th piece.
Inspired by an old atlas I found at a thrift store. I was drawn to the illustration of the eagle, the ribbon in it's beak and the banner it was resting on. The natural wear on the cover complimented the art and made it even more appealing. Adding to the inspiration was a video I had recently seen of Jon Contino at work.