We want an illustration that:
1) says "Anza Trail"
2)shows that the trail connects Mexico and San Francisco
3) shows modern day people using the trail for recreation and
4) conveys the multicultural heritage of the Anza Trail.
Designers can be creative with the above requirements. The illustration does not have to be a map, but since very few people know where the Anza Trail is located (it connects Tucson, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) the illustration should have a sense of place.
The illustration should be square or circular.
It will be used on mugs, t-shirts, and bandanas (4" to 16" diameter). Ideally, the illustration could be adapted for a small 1" sticker/pin as well.
The illustration should be full color but also function as a one-color high contrast version.
The design should bold and artistic.
Styles we like include:
- the classic Mexican woodcut style ("grafica popular")
- the silk screen print style of Melanie Cervantes
- and Mexican mural style (see examples).
If the design includes any historical figures, they should include the women and children of the 1776 expedition, not just the men. All figures (historic and modern day) should reflect ethnic diversity. The families of the Anza Expedition were of mixed Latino, European, and African heritage.