Inspired by the vintage railroad posters of the early 1900s, this is my ode to Ottawa, Kansas. My wife and her family are from Ottawa, and its warmth and charm has always made it feel like home to me.
Matt Hood a freelance illustrator and publication designer. His company, Graphics Without Borders, is driven by the idea that exquisite illustration and delightful design have no boundaries. They don't stop at the state line or the date line. Now living near Frankfurt, Germany, Matt was born and raised near Kansas City, Missouri. He left the Midwest after college and has since lived and worked in Washington, D.C.; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; and now Wiesbaden, Germany. Each new location – and cultural immersion – has informed and influenced Matt's work. His current passion project is the creation of modern versions of early-20th-century railroad posters featuring places where he has lived or traveled. He is also keen to create editorial illustrations for magazines and newspapers.