Happy Holidays: Typography and Topography Come Together

Bathymetric contours of a submerged chasm in the Willamette River inspire our holiday greeting and message for hope, peace and goodwill throughout the coming year.MayerReed_holidaycard2015Thousands of years of water have carved a deep ravine beneath Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Through the pictorial language of contours, the elegance of an intriguing, concealed underwater gorge is graphically revealed. The landform is so deep and shear that the contour lines stack, appearing as two opposing ribbons. Between these ribbons, we explore the intersection of topography and typography. The contours are now altered to divulge a secondary subliminal message about how rivers bring features of our natural world and its people together.

Posted: Dec 17, 2015
Written by: Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA
Posted December 17, 2015
Written by: Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA
Categories: IN THE STUDIO