Playground Illustration

Public art - illustration of a playground

Illustration/Art by John Potter - Escape Key Graphics
Project Management by Holly Bonkowski - Assistant Director of Cultural Arts - City of Pembroke Pines

Playground illustration

This is one in a series of vinyl wrap illustrations I created for The City of Pembroke Pines, Florida. The illustrations are being used to beautify utility boxes at intersections throughout the city.

This specific box is at the intersection of Pembroke Road and North University Drive on the northwest corner. This concept was provided by the city's Assistant Director of Cultural Arts, Holly Bonkowski, generously gave me lots of creative freedom. She does like my vector based style so that was a given.

First I went on site and measured the box, then I submitted a sketch which was well received. This specific illustration was really four illustrations. One being for each side. This should make installation easier for the vinyl installers.

I created both a flat, scale, projection drawing of the box and created a 3D model in Sketchup. The model allowed me to see how the sketch would really fit wrapped around the box and the flattened projection was necessary to create final art that wraps seamlessly around the box.

playground mockupOnce I had final artwork I used Sketchup to apply it to my 3D model and see what the final product should look like on the box as well as see how it looks from the position of drivers sitting at different locations at the intersection.

I collaborated closely with the vinyl printer and installer (Color Reflections) to ensure that my vision makes it on to this utility box.