Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Illustration Friday - RUN



This was a t-shirt design for a 5K Run Walk to benefit the Delaware-based Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research. All of the birds represented here were native to the tri-state (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey) area. I love doing work for non-profit agencies. I usually have creative freedom which makes the projects more fun, if you ask me!

Adobe Illustrator.

Tri-State Bird Rescue is a wonderful organization marking its 30 year anniversary. For more information, take a look at their website:



  • Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research
  • 23 comments:

    Fossfor said...

    I love the way you fitted all the birds in, it's a very clever design and lovely sillouettes

    Tammy said...

    I think that it is a great design. I never get much work that is fun, just work. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

    bill zeman said...

    that looks great. There are so many risks in a very clean piece with limited color like that, but when it works its very effective

    Alina Chau said...

    beautiful illo!!

    dahlgirl said...

    wonderful design. the silhouettes are recognizable and full of bird personality.

    michael dailey said...

    simple clear clean design (not that it was simple to do) oh took ur advice to use ur CCR song reference this week but i dont think u noticed it.

    HARDWAX said...

    I think this is perfect for the theme this week, wow, beautiful work, and for a great cause. Wonderful work!

    the enigma said...

    i love the birds! they're beautiful..

    Pickledog said...

    I like how you included all of the birds and still keep the total design clear and easy to read. Wonderful logo.

    scribblesk said...

    Love the bird shapes and how you have placed them.

    Ellen said...

    This is great stuff Amy! I didn't even realize we had one of those events! I am involved with so much fundraising down here...to get involved with Northern DE would put me over the top!
    Lovely work!

    chippamunkey said...

    great tee design, it's very beautiful and I really think it fits the theme well!

    the heartful blogger said...

    A beautiful design Amy, and of course it fits the topic!

    Sandra said...

    I normally think that posting older art is a bit like cheating, but when I saw your design, I just couldn't help but comment because I am totally drawn to the whole design. This is way cool!

    I do a lot of runs over the spring and summer months, but I can't do them all and it is usually the t-shirt designs that help me make the decision. If this run was close to my area, I'd totally do it just to get that t-shirt. Awesome design!

    Tracey said...

    Wonderful color choices! And so well done! You took something that someone else would have made generic (logo-like) and made it a piece of art. Good job!

    letile said...

    beautiful- Love the way the birds fit!

    Gabrielle said...

    Amy - Boy, this was a blast from my past: when I used to live in the mid-Atlantic and was first starting out, I did Tri-State's art show one year. How cool to see your logo for them - and it is gorgeous!

    erika said...

    who cares if it's old work if it's fabulous! wonderful design and limited color palette. beautiful.

    Geninne said...

    Beautifuly done Amy! Cool design from a very cool desgner :-)
    I'm so glad U liked my lighthouse, I'm just hipnotized by them, I wish I could live in one, next to the ocean :-) Please show us some of your lighthouses, I'm sure they're gorgeous as everything you do...

    BGOZ said...

    Nice design. That would be a running shirt to keep.

    :)=

    ValGalArt said...

    Hardly a stretch it's perfect!!!

    tiffinix said...

    Oh how lucky that these 5k'ers got a piece of your art! I love the silhouettes!! Gorgeous!

    Trevor Pitt said...

    Awesome. It's way psychedelic...and pretty sure I'm not even tripping right now! Killer design Amy Zed.