California Zephyr: Phase 1
Below I've posted 4 of my California Zephyr poster renditions.
I attempted to manipulate the railroad tracks to mimic the Z in Zephyr. The right side is primarily cool colors, the left warm highlighting the idea of going from cold to warm climates. I wanted this to have a nostalgic, Route 66 feel to highlight the joy of the journey. Next to the red amtrak logo is where a short phrase would go. I recognized this looks somewhat infinite and originally captioned it "We'll get there eventually."
This is a diagram showing each major stop/area on the Zephyr route and it's respective sea level. I originally had "mile high club" written underneath Zephyr but I decided against it for a few reasons.
This poster is highlighting the juxtaposition of the ocean and the mountains and the nostalgic feel that comes with memories of a vacation. Also utilized the railroad crossing sign to symbolize the train.
This idea needs some work but I wanted to give a quick snapshot of just how long this trip is. Maybe make it more linear and add to the depth of field.