This map and poster announces Portland State University's lecture series for 2011-12. The features included in the map reference the theme of the lecture series: firsts, origins and beginnings. The map includes elements related to Portland's founding and dominance among early cities in the Pacific Northwest, including the Willamette River, historic terrain, first 16 blocks and the Old Plank Road (which connected the Tualatin Valley to river commerce). The map is based on a series of surveys and plat maps of Portland from the 1850s and 60s.
The map image and the lecture series information are organized on two distinctly colored layers. Both layers were overprinted to create a sense of depth and visual interest.
Client: Portland State University
Specs: 16 x 20 inches, 2-color offset