Get Out! | Cover, Layout, Typesetting, & Content
In Get Out! A guide book to getting outdoors for Twin Cities Urbanites, I combined letterpress + inkjet cover, custom hand sewn long-stitch binding, redrawn state park maps from Minnesota and Wisconsin, and tons of useful information to create a concept for a park guide unlike any other!
In this personal project, I merged park information, cartography, and general outdoor tips (such as avoiding ticks and what to do about poison ivy) into a handy guide for those Minneapolis-St. Paul residents who find understanding the state park system to be an obstacle to getting outdoors.
Showcasing the state parks within an hour of the Twin Cities, in this 80 page guide I created a straight-forward symbol system to provide readers with an at-a-glance rundown of park facilities which are especially appropriate for day trippers: on and off-road bike trails, swimming beach, boat access, and rentals available.
The sewn binding and sturdy cover are both aesthetic and tactile pleasures, as well as being functional for a book that is intended to be well used. A pocket in the back cover is great for holding permits, receipts, or other small related paper items.
the area overview shows how the formation of the key rivers around the Twin Cities have shaped the landscape, as well the vast majority of our destination-worthy outing adventures: from canoeing the St. Croix, to hiking the Mississippi and St Croix river gorges, this guide shows a world of possibilities minutes from our door steps.
Both summer and winter park trail maps are provided for each park, as well as local insights to geology and history of the park’s area.