Chicago-based graphic gesigner and iIllustrator Frank Chimero's ongoing series of illustrations that playfully examine the shapes of the American states is a fun experiment in reimagining invented shapes. Inspired by a remark about how California looks like a snuffed out cigarette, Chimero decided to create illustrations assigning inanimate objects to the other 49 states. Oklahoma is a towel rack with "his" and "hers" towels; Kansas is a pair of sneakers. Boxy Wyoming is represented as a television, while Texas is a Western Shirt drying on a clothes line.
Chimero also recently created a poster for the So-Cal Fire Poster Project to raise funds for victims of the wildfires. On his blog, By So and So, he writes about the artists and designers that inspire him.
via It's Nice That.