I grew up in Marietta, GA - a chipper little suburb just NW of Atlanta. If you have ever been to Marietta and gotten lost, 9 times out of 10 the directions you get from a local yokel involve going past or turning at The Big Chicken. What in the world is The Big Chicken, you ask? It's, er, a big giant chicken:
The beak opens and closes and the pupils roll around. It's pretty funny to look at, and is even on Wikipedia if you are interested in its illustrious history.
Now, if you have ever gotten lost in Atlanta and had to ask directions (I don't even like to drive there it's so confusing), 9 times out of 10 the directions you get from a could-be-a-drug-dealer guy involve some street with the word 'Peachtree' in it. (Actually, it was corrupted from 'pitch tree' from the Creek Indians and has nothing to do with the fruit, but whatever. I love wikipedia.) There are 20 kagillion streets with Peachtree in the name: P Street, P Road, P Industrial Blvd, P-Dunwoody Road . . . I think you get the idea. There's also a Presbyterian Church, a creek, a road race, and many businesses among other things.
So, inspired by these two sets of directional certainties, I created this:
which is a silhouette of The Big Chicken on a list of all the Peachtrees in Atlanta (click on the thumbnail or here
for a better view of the detail). The type font is 'Georgia' and the color, of course, is peach.
On a tshirt, it looks like this:
If you want one of your own, you can go to www.spreadshirt.com
, click on 'Cities', 'Just Added' or http://www.cafepress.com/adriennesvilla
which I opened because I can't figure out how to search for images on spreadshirt. I make NO commission on these sales, because I don't feel like keeping track of it.
Let me know what you think, and thanks for looking!!