Ongoing design projects have been all the rage lately amongst the design community, and this luggage label project in particular has been getting a lot of viewers and designers very excited. The Been Everywhere Project was born out of graphic designer and illustrator, Adrian Walsh‘s, love for Johnny Cash’s music. After hearing the song “I’ve Been Everywhere” in his music queue, he came up with the brilliant idea of creating a project where he would invite talented artists to take part and design luggage labels for each of the 92 locations Cash mentions in the song. Once the project started, just as Walsh had hoped, designers began choosing places that meant something to them personally. Whether it was where they grew up, had family, visited, etc., each label so far has been very unique and meaningful.
Currently there are only 12 luggage labels completed and showcased at www.been-everywhere.com, but each week keep an eye out for more additions. It has been fun to keep up with the new submissions because they often provide some interesting new facts about the history of the location. Some of the most obscure places seem to have the most interesting history. Along with all that, the luggage labels are beautifully done! Some artists decided to go the more traditional route, and others completely reinvented the label. Go here to see the site and find out the artists and history behind the designs.