The 50 State Nicknames

Browsing through Behance, I came across this awesome lettering project by C. Lee. For the project, Lee created typographic emblems of the various nicknames for each of the 50 states. Check out the collection below (in alphabetical order by state), and scroll to the bottom to see which nickname belongs to which state!
// 50 State Nicknames

In case you’re wondering which nickname belongs to which state, here is the list: Alabama – The Cotton State, Alaska – The Last Frontier, Arizona – The Valentine State, Arkansas – The Bowie State, California – The Eureka State, Colorado – The Buffalo Plains State, Connecticut – The Nutmeg State, Delaware – The Blue Hen State, Florida – The Sunshine State, Georgia – The Peach State, Hawaii – The Aloha State, Idaho – The Gem State, Indiana – Crossroads of America, Illinois – The Corn State, Iowa – The Hawkeye State, Kansas – The Sunflower State, Kentucky – The Bluegrass State, Louisiana – The Pelican State, Maine – The Lumber State, Maryland – The Crab State, Massachusetts – The Pilgrim State, Michigan – The Mitten State, Minnesota – The North Star State, Mississippi – The Magnolia State, Missouri – The Ozark State, Montana – The Treasure State, Nebraska – The Beef State, Nevada – The Battle Born State, New Hampshire – The Granite State, New Jersey – The Garden State, New Mexico – The Cactus State, New York – The Empire State, North Carolina – The Tar Heel State, North Dakota – The Rough Rider State, Ohio – The Buckeye State, Oklahoma – The Sooner State, Oregon – The Beaver State, Pennsylvania – Liberty Bell State, Rhode Island – The Ocean State, South Carolina – The Palmetto State, South Dakota – The Coyote State, Tennessee – The Volunteer State, Texas – The Lone Star State, Utah – The Beehive State, Vermont – The Green Mountain State, Virginia – The Mother of States, Washington – The Evergreen State, West Virginia – The Mountain State, Wisconsin – The Cheese State, Wyoming – The Cowboy State.

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07. April 2014 by Svetlana Bilenkina
Categories: For Fun | Tags: , | 3 comments

  • Ellie Spahn

    Um, I’ve lived in Maine almost my entire life and I have never heard anyone call it the “Lumber State”. It’s official nickname is the “Pine Tree State”.

  • Kristin Huyck

    Can you tell me the nake of the typce that was used to great these? Thanks from the Mitten State :)

    • Geraldine Villanueva

      No typeface, I believe he did the calligraphy.. with a trackpad! Follow him on instagram: The designer who created this series was one of my design instructors in college.