What if you could walk the Solar System at the speed of light?

It turns out, you can. Chicago's lakefront was the perfect place to install a to-scale model of our Solar System, where walking at 3.5 miles an hour is equivalent to moving through space at the speed of light.


As the lead designer on this collaboration between the Adler Planetarium and the Chicago Park District, I created 17 markers (one for each of the inner planets and 2 — going north and south — for each of the outer objects) with bright illustrations and snappy facts to surprise and delight path-users in the summer of 2015.

Designed to fit a custom, bent-metal frame, each of the markers were printed on a weatherproof canvas with a side zipper for easy installation. Each had a front and back, which indicated how many feet until the next planet or object.


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