About the project
Drawing typography is my version of nervous doodling. It isn’t unusual for these doodling endeavors to morph into a sort of visual “brainstorming”. After being approached to produce a t-shirt design for the Turkey Trot in Deming, NM, I did a fair amount of nervous doodling. I didn’t have any ideas off of the top of my head for them, and the production deadline was tight.
The road featured in the final solution creeped into my doodles fairly quickly, and felt both germane and playful. I started working it into a sketch of a turkey silhouette that had also developed during the sketching stage of development.
I chose blue for the shirt color in hopes that is would match the blue skies and good weather on the day of the Turkey Trot race day.
As you can see below, it worked!