When deciding to add editions to the Off the Grid Guides (developed in conjunction with the City of Adelaide), we decided it was important to present a guide to the unique and often intriguing historical sites our city has to offer. Haunted histories, interesting folklore and architecture that literally has storeys to tell all lay behind the folds of this here map.
This project really called for me to pull a mixed set of skills out of the hat. I worked on the concept, graphic design, illustration and cartography. I even produced the audio companions with the help from sound editor Joshua Trezise and narrator Peter Marks. With the aid of a range of existing source materials at our disposal from the SA Library and existing council material we compiled a super interesting set of information.
Undeniably my favourite aspect of the map is the 'Above the Canopy Trail'. This trail takes what looks like a regular pedestrian mall and turns it into an open air museum. It explains the details that are hidden above the modern day shop fronts - what remains of the old shopfronts tells a clear story of what existed here in the yesteryear.
Below are the sample audio tracks that correspond with the tour. The audio tracks are marked on the physical map and are designed to be played / triggered at pre selected locations on the physical map.
Current day locations compared to the 1920s