PORT + Fairmount Park Conservancy

PORT is a design consultancy comprised of architects, landscape architects, urban designers and planners. Fairmount Park Conservancy is a non-profit that leads and supports efforts to improve Philadelphia’s parks.

Illustration, Print, & Environments

Project Overview
Pixel Parlor recently had the honor of collaborating with PORT and Fairmount Park Conservancy on a series of bold and playful illustrations that integrate with a set of custom benches and birdhouses for an exhibit at the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show. The exhibit focuses on the flora, fauna, landscapes, and attractions of FDR Park as well as spotlighting upgrades that will be implemented via the new master plan for the park.

Photography by Sahar Coston-Hardy.

“PXP was very on-point throughout the process, adjusted to shifting deadlines with a smile, and delivered an exceptional set of environmental graphics that met and exceeded the ask in a very short timeline. They followed through with printer coordination and showed up onsite to ensure the execution of the installation met the vision. A pleasure to work with throughout the project and a very talented team.”

Brandon Biederman

Senior Associate, PORT

Our Approach

Our environmental design and illustration process was highly collaborative with the various stakeholders involved at each stage in the development. Each bench illustration was designed to incorporate elements from the master visioning plan for FDR Park and to showcase its importance within Philadelphia.

The Result

The benches were installed on location at the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show. The bold, bright and playful colors and imagery helped showcase the variety of natural features FDR Park has to offer. The benches will remain in circulation throughout the park system as a highlight of the attractions of the parks and as a habitat for insects and birds.

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