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Bee Real Everywhere
Bee Real. Bee Everywhere.

In this art-meets-science project, artists Christine Baeumler, Amanda Lovelee and Julie Benda challenge Saint Paulites to imagine a future for urban pollinators. The project activates through the "Office of Urban Pollen Exchange" education/outreach cargo bike and biologically-functional and artistically-designed pollinator "sky rise" sculptures that are being installed in city neighborhoods. We had a honey of a time creating the project's eye-catching identity, bike graphics, signage and seed packets to be handed out to get people started on their own urban habitats.

 
 
Project:
Bee Real. Bee Everywhere.
Client:
Public Art Saint Paul
Client Artist Team:
Christine Baeumler, Amanda Lovelee & Julie Benda
What We Did:
Visual identity, signage, bike graphics & collateral
Recognition:
HOW International Design Award Winner
Bee Real Everywhere - Project
Bee Real Everywhere - Logo
Bee Real Everywhere - Visual Culture
Imagine A Future For Urban Pollinators
 
Office of Urban Pollen Exchange
Office of Urban Pollen Exchange - Bike Front Graphics
Office of Urban Pollen Exchange - Bike Detail
Bee Real Everywhere - Bike Side Graphics
Bee Real Everywhere - Helmet
Bee Real Everywhere - T-shirt Detail
Bee Real Everywhere - Seed Packets
Bee Real Everywhere - Public Outreach
Pollinator Sky Rise & Signage
Bee Real Everywhere Pollinator Sky Rise at Weisman Art Museum
Bee Real Everywhere - Artists and Sign Plans
Bee Real Everywhere Pollinator Sky Rise Signage
 

Public Arts Saint Paul's artistic team of Christine Baeumler, Amanda Lovelee and Julie Benda (pictured above) collaborated with the University of Minnesota's Bee Lab and a sculptor to design an urban pollinator "sky rise". The Sky Rise is designed to attract native, solitary stem-nesting bees like mason bees. A team from the U is monitoring the habitat sculptures and collecting data. The first of these experimental pollinator habitats was installed along Como Lake. Other locations include Lake Phalen, Como/Hamline and on the grounds of the Weisman Art Museum. Learn more about the project.

This Is Folly designed a sign to identify the Sky Rise sculptures. The bold yellow sign pillars, shaped like hexagonal extrusions thrusting up out of the grass, compliments the sculptures without competing with them. The project is called out on the sign in five different languages, along with a brief overview of the project.

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