A hand-lettered illustration of the Tarheel State—North Carolina! This archival giclee reproduction print is part of the 50 States series.
From Blackbeard to barbecue to the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina’s got adventure from end to end. This illustration is chock full of our favorite state icons: the Biltmore, a trio of lighthouses, the pine barrens tree frog, bountiful agriculture—and of course, the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk. Crowning it all are a northern cardinal and a branch of flowering dogwood—the state bird and flower.
The print is a museum-quality inkjet reproduction, using Epson HDR Ultrachrome archival inks on heavy 100% rag (cotton) Moab Entrada natural white paper. Each print is signed and dated in pencil, but not numbered.
Chandler O’Leary – Tacoma, WA
I am an illustrator, letterer(erer) and entrepreneur living and working in Tacoma, Washington. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and I started my one-woman business in 2004. I was born 50 miles west of Wall Drug, grew up on Cape Cod, spent a year in Rome, and have crept more or less westward ever since. Now I’ve settled in a historic Craftsman house overlooking Puget Sound, where I get to hear gulls crying and sea lions barking—my favorite sounds in the world. I spend my days drawing pictures and every free moment criss-crossing the continent on winding back roads.
In addition to doing illustration and lettering for clients, I spend a lot of my time on personal side projects, like the prints and stationery I create under my house brand, Anagram Press. I also post my sketchbook drawings and road-trip-themed artwork on my illustrated travel blog, Drawn the Road Again. And I am one half of the team behind the Dead Feminists series, and our first book was published in October 2016 by Sasquatch Books. I’m currently working on my next book, an illustrated atlas to be published in spring 2019, also by Sasquatch Books.