Quarterama: Rediscovering America with Your State Quarters

Quarterama: Rediscovering America with Your State Quarters

by Garrett Burke
     
 
Colorful illustrations enhance this guided tour across America's 50 State Quarters®.

Discover each State Quarter's epic histories spanning the Revolutionary Era to the Space Age, international endeavors to individual triumphs. Concise text explores our nation's memories, legendary people, and natural wonders. Large, enhanced images reveal the

Overview

Colorful illustrations enhance this guided tour across America's 50 State Quarters®.

Discover each State Quarter's epic histories spanning the Revolutionary Era to the Space Age, international endeavors to individual triumphs. Concise text explores our nation's memories, legendary people, and natural wonders. Large, enhanced images reveal the coin art details you've been missing. Collectors of all ages will enjoy this treasure trove of insights reflecting surprising value systems of culture and daily commerce.

Created by award-winning designer Garrett Burke, concept designer of the California State Quarter, who presents an insider's view of his family's unlikely involvement with creating a lasting keepsake of American history.

INCLUDES
• State Quarter series analysis, state histories, important dates and mintages.
• Examines the coin mottos "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," mint marks and more. 
• Deciphers the Braille reading code seen atop Alabama's State Quarter.
• Goes behind the scenes of California's State Quarter creation. Reveals Garrett's original sketchbook, submissions and government selection, minting and coin launch event.
• Includes the D.C. & United States Territories Quarters.

"Quarterama" is the essential book that completes your State Quarter collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015886290
Publisher:
Newtona, LLC
Publication date:
10/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

Garrett Burke's creative fingerprints are visible across popular culture. You've probably already held one of his ideas in your hand. Topping 8,300+ entries, his coin idea honoring John Muir in Yosemite Valley was selected by Gov. Schwarzenegger and became half a billion California State Quarters.

He authored the foreword to David Bowers’ “A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters” and was twice featured on the PBS-TV interview series “Between The Lines,” discussing America’s favorite pocket change. Profiled in national media and a popular public speaker, he has appeared before libraries, schools, and civic groups. Garrett is recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s prestigious “Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture” and the John Muir Association's "John Muir Conservation Award".

Before developing a tiny piece of American history, Garrett crafted movie posters, art, logos, and packaging for Hollywood brands including "Star Wars," "James Bond," and "Nickelodeon." His design work has been recognized by the Library of Congress, American Corporate Identity, international design annuals and books, and the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards. Raised in Philadelphia & New York, Garrett is an honors graduate of Pratt Institute’s School of Art & Design and lives in Los Angeles.

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