This is an original hand drawn illustration, from the font and the train, to the horse in the smoke. There is no clip art here. No short cuts. This illustration/design is as original and as untamed as the artists on the 2012 “Railroad Revival Tour”. The original was hand drawn with brush pen . I chose this medium because of the freedom of not being boxed in during the design process. Also I preferred to have a hands on, tangible piece of work in front of me. This way I could really put that feeling of the tradition of the railroad by using a traditional method of work. The hardest Part of this challenge was staying in the 5 color palette, but with a little trial and error i came out with excellent results. the easiest part of this challenge was the drawing . I simply put on a record and started sketching. I feel this piece really exhibits the technical skill and labor that mirrors the music of the bands on the 2012 “Railroad Revival Tour”. I believe American needs a revival of time-honored craftsmanship. This piece is Traditional like the railroad, wild and free like music, and as original as art gets. To quote the great Woody Guthrie –“This train is bound for glory, this train”.