Kickstarter of the Week: Forest Park – The first print in the Olmsted Series

Product: Forest Park – The first print in the Olmsted Series
Location: Portland, OR
Link: Kickstarter
Current Goal: $6,133 of $3,000
End: July 22, 2015

You can’t call yourself a trail runner without taking in the wonderment that is Forest Park. I distinctly remember my first time on Leif Erikson – an 8 mile out-and-back in a light drizzle that was truly magical. We found out about this local Kickstarter campaign that is expiring this week and wanted to highlight before it’s too late. From the campaign:

Forest Park was overseen by the office of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, the son of the man who made public parks a staple of American life. For years, I have been thinking about creating what I call “The Olmsted Series,” a collection of maps honoring some of the Olmsteds’ greatest designed spaces. Forest Park will be the first print in the series. This artful map will be a large-scale letterpress print, 30″w x 22″h, printed locally in Portland at Studio Olivine. The contours of the park elevation will be blind embossed, while the trails and fire roads will be printed in gold foil.


This print would look AMAZING on a wall in my house, and I’m guessing it would in yours too. You can score a 3×5 inch postcard print for ONLY $5 and the 30×20 for $95. That’s not a bad deal considering the quality of the product and the local touch. Don’t forget the campaign ends on July 22nd and will be funded!

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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