This project was for Marwell Zoo near Winchester. I was asked to draw a selection of animals for signage and a new map of the grounds.
Marwell Zoo specialises in breeding programmes that reintroduce various endangered species to their native habitats. My job was to take a selection of animals and try to work out what made their species distinctive then capture it in a simple image. A perfect example of this is the difference between a Salawesi crested macaque and a Siamang gibbon. They are similar, but in no way the same.
|Salawesi crested macaque|
The brief also required each animal to work in a single colour, be bold enough to collage fur or feather photo textures to sections (see below) and lastly to look friendly.
|Poison arrow frog|
|West African dwarf crocodile|
|Red panda, Owl, Ring-tailed lemur, |
Wallaby, Meerkats, Rhino,
Pygmy hippos, Scimitar-horned oryx, Flamingos,
Amur leopard, Coati, Przewalski's horse,
Waldrapp ibis, Chameleon, Cheetah, Snakes,
Snow leopard, Anteater
|Initial sketch for the giraffes|
When we came to designing the map it was important the zoo highlights were laid out as clearly as possible, devoid of unnecessary detail. I made the fields and enclosures simple shapes with the buildings pictograms. This makes the whole site look like a board game and far easier for visitors to navigate.
|New Map with added animals|
Finally, here are a few of the animals with textures applied to bring them to life. These will be used on leaflets and other publicity literature.