The design and illustration of the Maryland "Treasure the Chesapeake" car license plate was a wonderful experience. I worked closely with the Chesapeake Bay Trust's Executive Director, David O'Neil. I presented six different concepts to the plate committee which are shown below. They immediately gravitated to the plate with both the heron and the crab. — Joe Barsin of Citizen Pride
Technical illustrator notes: Joe Barsin used Adobe illustrator’s gradient feature extensively in the license plate illustration. He created the detailing in the heron’s wing and the shading variations in the crab with the gradient tool. The license plate required four Pantone colors, so keeping the colors separate for trapping was crucial.
See more of Joe Barsin's illustration work at CitizenPride.com.
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