About the design
on August 15, 2011
Asheville, NC is a town of diversity. Nestled into the Blue Ridge mountains, it's home to a wide range of outdoor activities but also has a bustling downtown scene. Over the past few years, it's been lauded with a wealth of awards celebrating its diverse culture, including:
â€¢ Top 25 Art Destinations (American Style)
â€¢ Beer City USA (3 years in a row)
â€¢ America's New Freak Capital (by Rolling Stone)
â€¢ America's Happiest City (Self magazine)
â€¢ & America's Best Place to Re-Invent Yourself (AARP)
Just to name a very few.
Asheville has been declared one of the best towns for street musicians or for small businesses, for artists or outdoorsmen, and is often in the top 10 cities in the US for top arts cities, great food towns, most romantic cities, and any number of other distinctions.
There's no way to sum up a town like this in one design, but I thought it would be fun to show a cross-section of Asheville's community all riding a multi-person mountain bike together, to show that they're all working in harmony to move the city forward, and I've chosen a blue color scheme to represent the Blue Ridge Mountains.
I hope you enjoy the shirt, and that it entices you to come visit my hometown of Asheville, NC. See the design process in this blog. Thanks to nintencho for the great title!