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usa word map poster

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Whole Wide Word

Name that state: Key lime pie, NASA launch site, palm trees, dolphins, and theme parks. How about this one: No-bean chilis, Battle of the Alamo, Violet Crown, Cowboys, and oil. One more? Think Jets and Giants, iced tea, 1,000 Island dressing, Thoroughbred racing, and the Borscht Belt.

Whether you're from a small town or a big city, it's the little things that make your state so memorable. Alison Hardcastle's hand-lettered map was created to conjure fond memories of locations from coast to coast by replacing the names of the states with familiar events, historical figures, landmarks, objects, foods, and other playful tidbits that relate to the part of the state where the word is located. Display it to show a bit of small-state pride or challenge family and friends to identify all fifty states based on the good-humored morsels of national trivia. Made in the United Kingdom.

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24" H x 36" W
Shipped rolled in a cardboard tube.
6 months of research and 73 hours of hand painting went into creating this print. 919 words total.

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