Currently, I have a few different personal projects going, so this post is to highlight my Train logos project. Its a simple idea, make a railway logo for each of the fifty states. This projects has a few purposes. First, it helps me dig deeper into industrial logo design. I have to create a logo that will look good on the side of a freight car, and a business card. The concept helps me understand how designs will work at different sizes. Second, it helps me understand and learn how different fonts are used in different regions of the country. Beautiful hand lettering scripts look great when paired with southern states, or large slab serifs go great with heavy industrial states like Michigan or Pennsylvania. Last, I learn a little about each state while I’m researching the history and what type of products each state produces, or how they utilize railways. This project is a learning experience for sure, and framework I’ve created for the project seems to be unique. Below are some logos that have been created already.
You can follow the progress on my Instagram page ( DAVID MAGNANELLI DESIGNS ) use #50states50logos to see the whole set.