Where the Dreamy Wabash River Wanders On August 23 2013
The idea for Flyover Press was born roughly 70 miles from the wandering Wabash in the state I called home (and in my heart still do) for 24 years. That's why the next print we release will be for the Hoosier State. But which print we release is up to you. We have five print ideas we really love but can only pick one and to do it ourselves would be a bit like picking a favorite child. Read a bit about the inspiration for each print below and then head to our Facebook page to vote on your favorite design and whichever ends up with the most likes by next Wednesday (Aug. 28) is the one we'll make.
Inspired by Indiana's nickname, "The Crossroads of America", this print features an outline of the state on the interstate shield and four stars that represent the four major interstates that meet up in Indianapolis (65, 69, 70 & 74).
Every year around October an epidemic begins spreading across Indiana, starting small and building to a crescendo come February and March. Hoosier Hysteria has the state's residents in its grips and doesn't look to be loosening its grip anytime soon. The colors are inspired by the fictional Hickory Huskers, a team based on the real life 1954 Milan Indians.
Something about growing up tall and right with Indiana boys. Nineteen stars line the night sky, pulled from the state flag. The big one in the middle represents the Hoosier state.
Liberty & Enlightenment
This simplified version of the state flag features the gold torch in the middle, a symbol of liberty and enlightenment. To clean it up, we only left two of the 19 stars surrounding the torch. The large one at the top represents Indiana, while the one in the bottom of the torch represents one of the five non-13 colony states to receive admission to the Union prior to Indiana.
On fall Saturdays there's no escaping the familiar fight song of one of college football's storied programs. While other lines might be more easily recognized, it's the last, "Onward to victory", that's our favorite.