Greetings From Springfield: A Postcard

Springfield Postcard

While writing a recent article about a childhood trip to Springfield, Illinois, I had an idea for a postcard. I was originally going to include it in the article itself, but as sometimes happens, the Springfield postcard project took on a life of its own. After spending a couple of hours playing around in Photoshop, I decided that this image needed its own blog post. And so, here is the finished product, complete with a Simpsonsesque drawing of Abraham Lincoln. (I know that Matt Groening recently revealed that Springfield is in Oregon, but to me, Springfield, Illinois is the true Springfield.) As for the landmarks within the letters:

Landmarks

S: Lincoln Home
P: Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial
R: Union Station
I: St. Nicholas Hotel
N: The Illinois State Capitol
G: Lincoln’s Tomb
F: Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
I: Hilton Springfield
E: Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices
L: Vachel Lindsay House
D: The Old Illinois State Capitol

I’ve always liked the look of old fashioned postcards with buildings in the letters. I’d love to do another city in the same vein as this Springfield postcard. What city do you think I should do next? I’m thinking my adopted home of Dallas, Texas. Do you have anywhere else in mind? Let me know in the comment section.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer, photographer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at http://steve-lovelace.com.

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  1. March 8, 2013

    […] farm in rural Illinois. My dad worked for a law firm in Missouri, and one day he had to drive up to Springfield, Illinois on business. He drove an old rusty-red Volkswagen. Nowadays it would be considered an antique, but […]

  2. April 23, 2013

    […] the old postcards where the letters are filled with local landmarks. A few months ago, I created one for Springfield, Illinois. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to create one for my adopted home, Dallas, Texas. Here now is […]

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