Chicago designer and illustrator Frank Chimero is currently working , a fantastic series of illustrations based on the shapes of states in the US.
The States project started out with an off-the-cuff remark I made during a conversation when I said that I always thought California kind of looked like a snuffed out cigarette. After some discussion and quick sketch, I decided that I could sort of make a game for myself out of doing the same exercise with the other 49 states. The States project is meant to be a personal exploration in 2D form and also a way to exercise the creative muscles, without necessarily being too concerned with content or concept.
illustrations by Frank Chimero