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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Celebrates Centennial
The retrospective art, which will be permanently installed in their Washington D.C. headquarters, chronicles AASHTO’s history, leaders, mission and accomplishments as "The Voice of Transportation.”
“I was inspired by the many positive ways transportation touches our lives and the impact that AASHTO has had on our ability to travel and the services it offers members,” says Romorini. “Collaborating with the AASHTO team enabled me to create centennial art that not only honors the past but also celebrates the present.”
AASHTO's artwork features scores of photographs, publications and 3D objects spanning their history from the very beginning. A series of maps highlight the progress of our nation's transportation infrastructure and lead the eye to a 3-dimensional AASHTO100th Anniversary logo, created of aluminum and Plexiglas. The octagon shape of the art echoes this logo, with the brushed aluminum providing an industrial look. Photoengraved in the border are logos from each of the 50 states' Departments of Transportation.
Lawrence Romorini and his studio transform everyday objects—photographs, articles, mementos—into personalized works of art, brimming with history and emotion. Romorini can now add AASHTO to the storied list of nationwide associations he has commemorated, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, and the CLIO Award winning artwork for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, with many more featured on www.oneofakindinc.com
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