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Posted by Cory Courtois on June 20, 2016

Welch creates oversized Walking Maps for downtown Boothbay Harbor

"Put On Your Walking Shoes"

When looking to create oversized “walking maps” to help visitors get around the downtown area of Boothbay Harbor, Town Manager Thomas Woodin did what has become the 21st Century norm…he found an on-line company that specialized in producing what he was looking for.  

After a few months of e-mails and phone calls back and forth it became clear to Woodin that working with a company on-line just wasn’t going to work.  This project required attention to detail, professional problem solving and innovation. Woodin asked Welch Sign to help.

Through personal on site meetings, it did not take long for Welch to gather the information relative to this project, understand the goals and begin the design process. Knowing the goal was to enhance overall visitor experience, the Welch design team maximized the sign content by recommending QR codes that would drive visitors to websites of prominent attractions in the area such as Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor Country Club and The Opera house at Boothbay Harbor, among others.


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The 4’ x 4’ maps were designs to attract pedestrians and to hold up well in potentially harsh outdoor conditions.


Topics: wayfinding & sign systems