i found these illustrations while once again looking through magazines at barnes and noble - i don't care if you are judging. these illustrations by john holcomb were featured in the food network magazine. i just thought that they were really fun to look through. he created an illustration of each state using foods that looked like each state.
some of the illustrations i find to be a little bit of a stretch, but for the most part i think they are really clever. there are 50 (well 51 including a title poster) but i have selected a few of my favorite below:
you can see the whole collection of state plates here.