Several months ago, as a way to strengthen my design skills, I set myself a marathon project. My plan is to create 1,008 pieces of poster art. I’ve been sharing these on my other site, Porch Swing Living, as well as on pinterest and etsy, and now I’m going to give periodic updates here.

Right now, I’ve been putting out prints on the U.S. States.


2MN_homegrown_brown_8x10

8x10_AL_roots_navy

8x10_IN_born_dksage


While at first it does not look too difficult, the challenge with these is

  • can I handle the tedium of doing all 50
  • every one has to be formatted slightly; never as simple as just switching the state in the back
  • I’m learning some interesting state facts!
  • It’s been a great project and I do think my skills have gotten sharper.

    If you set yourself a marathon project, what would you do?