50 Unique Experiences in Fairmount Park.
Don't go home—Go big!
50 Unique Experiences in Fairmount Park
CARTOGRAPHY, LAYOUT, & PRINT OVERSIGHT
CLIENT: FAIRMOUNT PARK CONSERVANCY
Fairmount Park Conservancy presented me with an opportunity to realize a dream: design a new map of East and West Fairmount Park. Maps make my heart flutter, and this marked a long-awaited chance to" go big" with the (unofficial) rendering of East and West Park. My previous efforts to map Fairmount Park did not allow the luxury of working the data at a scale that reveals the park's true character. Here is an excerpt from a related blog post regarding my thoughts:
“I’ve been lucky enough to map Fairmount Park several times. All of these maps have been small—so small, sometimes, that the depiction of the park reads more like a cartoon. A useful map of Fairmount Park demands a bigger scale in order to understand the nuances of this vast landscape. [G]oing big ... allowed us to show the topography of the park and reveal the sixteen creeks that shape the land and feed the Schuylkill River, which really gets to the heart of the park’s heritage as a protected, working landscape. To me, these 'creeksheds' that are the key to understanding the park are also real grounds on which to plan a future for Fairmount Park that’s all about connecting people to water.”
Maps are free. Contact me or get in touch with Fairmount Park Conservancy to see what you've been missing!