Design Turnpike - Fine Artist

Design Turnpike

Dearborn, MI - United States








Design Turnpike

Dearborn, MI - United States

Design Turnpike - Fine Artist

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January 30th, 2012







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About Design Turnpike

Design Turnpike creates handmade art and maps using vintage recycled license plates. Google 'design turnpike' to learn more, see photos, and buy original artwork.

In addition to my license plate artwork I also create other unique forms of artwork including watercolor portraits, flags, vintage maps of all kinds, and much more.

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License Plate Map of the United States
Postcard Map of the USA
Vintage Periodic Table of the Elements

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Royal Caribbean Selects Design Turnpike For New Onboard Artwork

Dearborn, MI - August 25th, 2015

DETROIT - Dave Bowman of Design Turnpike announced today that Royal Caribbean has commissioned new original license plate map works to be installed onboard four of its new Quantum Class® fleet of cruise ships. The pieces will be featured prominently on the walls of their American ICON Grill restaurants, celebrating the classic American road trip. Featuring favorite comfort foods, hand-picked from cities spanning the globe, each unique American ICON Grill showcases a welcoming surround of sweeping natural landscapes, iconic photography and décor accents emulating the classic American roadster. Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. "I am very proud to continue to expand my relationship with a company and brand as respected as Royal Caribbean," Bowman said. "My recy...

Google Chooses Design Turnpike For Custom Recycled Artwork

Dearborn, MI - July 15th, 2015

DETROIT - Internet search giant Google recently commissioned area handmade recycled object artist Design Turnpike to create and install a series of handmade original pieces, highlighting their commitment to the Michigan area, local artists and the automotive industry. After several months of planning, design and execution, two area offices (Birmingham and Ann Arbor) now display a total of seven handmade art pieces made almost entirely of vintage Michigan license plates. The series includes a map of Michigan and the United States, the Detroit skyline, the iconic Google wordmark itself and several brand logos of well-know Google properties including Chrome, YouTube, Play and Android. Design Turnpike creates art and maps from recycled license plates. Working from the Detroit area, the birthplace of the automotive industry, founder Dave Bowman continues to expand his line of handmade ...