Wishful Thinking - Railroad Work Truck
Orphan work trucks that never were
It’s common for railroads to paint some of their locomotives in heritage colors as historical tributes to former railroads. Railroads also use work trucks ranging from pickups to heavy-duty specialized vehicles that have the ability to ride on the rails. Many of the high-rail pickups are used for service-related maintenance and most seem to be ordinary white or a plain color.
So why not float the idea of applying heritage-inspired graphics to these mundane-looking work trucks, too? This design suggests a stylized-inspired heritage graphic treatment reminiscent of the earlier railroads in an era when locomotive design featured such memorable treatments. Ours has custom wheels, too.
Ted Alexander was one of those kids who always drew cars. Today, as a freelance designer and illustrator, his car, truck, and bus illustrations and designs are created for companies, magazines, and racing events. His automotive work is shared with a successful advertising career that includes designing brochures and logos and illustrating products for Chicago-area companies. His brochures have won national design awards, and his logo designs have been featured in American and international design annuals.