Do you know what your state’s motto is? If you’re scratching your head right now, then you’re certainly not alone. “50 and 50” is an ongoing project where fifty designers from across the US will each illustrate their state’s motto; Brooklyn-based designer Dan Cassaro came up wit the idea as “an attempt to construct a handsome new way of looking at our country,” or, as he calls it, a “designer’s atlas.” So far, only five states are up on the website, but artists have already been lined up for all of the rest, and new designs are set to debut weekly. Click through to check the illustrated mottos for Mississippi, Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee, and Minnesota.
Mississippi – “Virtute et armis” (By valor and arms)
Design by Will Bryant
Massachusetts – “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty”
Design by Mark Weaver
Florida – “In God We Trust”
Design by Two Arms Inc.
Tennessee – “Agriculture and Commerce”
Design by Matt Lehman
Minnesota – “L’Etoile du nor” (The Star of the North)
Design by Erik Hamline
[via Fast Company]