Arboretum Symbols

Duration
5 weeks, May/June 2016

Advisor
Karen Cheng

 

As plant identification can be challenging for the everyday person, educational nature spaces can be often difficult to navigate. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest's native plants, I created a set of way-finding icons for the local Washington Park Arboretum designed in collaboration with Jen Vuong, Theresa Utanto, Esther Kim, and Wei Li. This project was overseen by Karen Cheng in DES214: Marks + Symbols (print, 16in x 24in).

 
 
 
 

Process

I was tasked with designing the amenities icons: walking path, drinking fountain, canoe landing, and bike path. These iterations began with geometric figures, to more complex forms, to simpler organic shapes. Additionally, I was tasked with designing the final poster displaying the symbols, shown above. 

 
 
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