We worked in partnership with the Emerald Necklace, Jen Mergel and a design advisory team to create a wayfinding system for Fujiko Nakaya's temporary installation on the Emerald Necklace. The project is designed as a system of 4 sign types working together to guide visitors through the parks and to each work of art. Type A marks the locations of the 5 fog sculptures as well as the Shattuck Visitor Center information center, type B attracts visitors at major park entries, type B+ guides pedestrians and bikers at path decision points, and type C promotes the installations at prominent street intersections just outside of the parks.

In  total, almost 100 signs were distributed. Their graphic representations and text emphasize how the individual parks were originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1800's as an interconnected system, serving as both an ecological and recreational amenity in Boston and Brookline .

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Type A signage, located at each installation site as well as  the Shattuck Visitor Center information center

 
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Type B signage, located at major park entry points

 
 
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Type B+ signage, located at important path decision points within the Emerald Necklace

 
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Type C signage, located at prominent street corners outside of the Emerald Necklace

 
 
 Hieroglyphics were developed as graphic identifiers for each of the fog sculptures and for the installation at the Shattuck Visitor Center.

Hieroglyphics were developed as graphic identifiers for each of the fog sculptures and for the installation at the Shattuck Visitor Center.

 
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Graphic maps printed on the signage help guide visitors to the fog sculptures while emphasizing the Emerald Necklace as an interconnected system of parks.

 
 
 
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