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“The Design of the Stars” is inspired by the rich history of visual communication, retro design, integrated with with well known icons in St. George. Sponsored by Star Sign, the illustrations on the bison are focused on the trade of signage and the many different ways signs communicate. A 3-D cutout of the Star Sign compass icon is also mounted on the head of the bison, which is a unique feature to this beast. The theme of “Star” is found throughout the design in both symbolism and in the text. The style is inspired by much of the vintage design on the 50’s and 60’s as well. Several iconic visuals of the of the area are found in the design, including the St. George Temple, The “D”, Larsen’s Frostop, Dinosaur Tracks, Swig, Palm trees, Cactus and a few more “easter eggs.” All these elements, make this Trailblazer a standout piece on display.

About the Author

Lee Wiley is a Swiss-Army knife of Art skills.

With an Associates in Art from DSC, a BFA in Illustration from SUU, and fistful of ideas, he loves to create comics, animate, and dabble in all things creative.

He works with St. George based company, Ydraw, to create videos that inspire the masses. In his personal work, he creates comics and graphic novels, including his own titles Exodus, My Little Devil, and Space Walker. He has also fully illustrated a 200 page graphic novel, a sci-fi action thriller titled, “Expiration Date.”

He appears at conventions around the west to share his work and meet his fan-base. He is also known for his Cardboard sketches that bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

To connect with Lee and see more of his work, visit his website.

Sponsor: Star Sign

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