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Michael Sand Archives

Exhibit Design Since the Sixties

Explore Michael Sand’s museum exhibits and other work. An in-progress labor of love, the collection spans decades of design history, cultural and political history, Boston city government, and more.

Franklin Park Children's Zoo

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"Sand was asked to redesign The Children's Zoo in Franklin Park. In the course of this project, Sand designed the society's familiar 'Elephant' logo and an extensive series of interpretive graphic panels. Sand also designed over two dozen participatory exhibits, including duplicate sets of climbing apparatus inviting visitors to compare their own locomotive abilities with gibbons, mountain lions, and goats."

Source: Michael Sand, Inc.


The Archives has additional images of the following project components that aren't yet catalogued and online:

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m001
Directional signage consisting of six panels split into two columns. Column one panels read

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m002
Facilities signage: White sign reads "The Children's Zoo" in black letters with a blue paw print. Red sign reads "Boston Zoological Society" in white letters with the BZS elephant logo in white. Building in background has a "Tickets" sign.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m003
The backs of two children facing a fenced area of the zoo. A red sign reads "Boston Zoological Society" with the zoo's elephant logo in white.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m004
The back of five children riding bicycles.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m005
Directional signage at zoo entrance.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m006
Directional signage at zoo entrance.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m007
Directional signage at zoo entrance.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m008
Directional signage at zoo entrance.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m009
Directional signage at zoo entrance.

Metro Dist Franklin Park Sign m010
Directional signage pointing to "Picnic" and "Exit."

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