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How Pilot and Captain Taps Into Dreams of Far-Off Places

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Image credit: Pilot & Captain

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The new product line from Philadelphia graphic design house The Heads of State, Pilot & Captain can incite wanderlust in the even staunchest of homebodies. Comprising totes, prints, and men's and women's tees, the line taps into a bygone era when travel was a rare, exciting treat—not just a means to an end; the aesthetic is reminiscent of an old WPA ad. "Travel is such a universal constant," says Pilot & Captain co-founder Dusty Summers. "We've all got ties to dreams of far-off places, and we wanted to tap into that."

Here, Summers walks us through the inspiration behind some of his favorite Pilot & Caption pieces. (If you want to check out the goods in person, visit P&C's pop-up shop happening now through the holidays at Old City's Art in the Age.)


· Pilot & Captain [Official Site]
· The Heads of State [Official Site]
· All Travel Week 2013 posts [Racked Philly]