A few months ago, my clients at the U.S.G.S. contacted me for some interpretive signs at Magnuson Park.
The topic was: Wet Labs.
No, not those kind. (Although, with Seattle’s first Dog Swimming Beach, Magnuson Park has plenty of those, too).
The U.S.G.S. runs the Western Fisheries Research Center with state-of-the-art Wet Labs to study fish. The facility is located adjacent to the park, but part of their equipment is inside the park, so they wanted me to create 2 new signs to help visitors understand a bit about their work.
The Center originated more than 70 years ago through the efforts of Dr. Frederick Fish, a visionary scientist who pioneered improved methods of studying Pacific Salmon.
(With a name like that, I hope he had a good sense of humor.)
Here are the signs I wrote, designed and illustrated. They will be installed soon.
If you visit Magnuson Park, watch out for the wet labs! Both kinds.