Archive for the ‘Atlantic Station’ Category

It is all happening

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

As I am looking over the Atlantic Station documentation once more, I stumbled over this: a theme park planned in China and using World of Warcraft as reference. Almost as good as my favorite theme park-video game reference: the Universal Theme Park Ride for the GameCube. In that one you have to pick up trash in the game theme park to collect points. The Chinese one has awkward parallels to the eternal gold mining discussion. Seems there is a continuing thread from work to park and back.

Late Game Box

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Say hello to parking adventure!

Parking Pals dolls

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Illustrator File

Atlantic Station Car cut-outs

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

An activity that will be included in the Atlantic Station Parking Garage memorabilia project is a set of paper cars to be cut out, folded and taped together.  Because we have chosen to situate our work in a late 1950’s/early 1960’s aesthetic, I have found pictures of several vehicles that one might have seen at that time, and using Photoshop we will transform these into three-dimensional paper models.

Here is a draft using pictures of a 1963 Studebaker Avanti.  The body design for this vehicle was ahead of its time, and only about 800 of these were made. 

Studebaker Avanti

Draft of Avanti Cut-out

The other vehicles include a 1957 Chevrolet truck, a 1957 Chrysler New Yorker, a 1960 Chevrolet Impala and a 1962 Ford Falcon.

Postcard designs

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Here are revised postcard designs, including a few more “adult” themed cards inspired by Thomas’s designs for the ashtrays.

A spot for vices

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Family Photos Redone (Almost Final?)

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

50′s Family Photos From The Parking Garage

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

More cut-and-fold models for inspiration

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Cut-and-Fold paper cars

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Here’s an idea for cut-and-fold memorabilia

Photos From the 50′s And A Sample Picture

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Mapping of the Parking Deck

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Parking lots as performance spaces

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I wanted to point to an interesting phenomena, local fairs.

Let’s look at local fairs. is a great example of a county-wide fair. The practice involves the gathering of equipment, staff, and food into what is usually an open area. In many different instances, the fair is placed near a leveled area. This can be a grass field or something more industrial, like a parking lot.

The Kiwanis club of Atlanta puts an annual fair in south-central Atlanta on a parking lot like this. Here the dynamics of the parking lot change with the addition of one major rule, you cannot park on the parking lot while it is in use unless you are part of the sponsored fair group. The fair group is not parking cars, but equipment instead. So, in an odd irony, patrons are able to freely move through the lot because its activity is restricted to a certain group of people. While parking has and does occur on the lot, it is done in such a controlled manner that pedestrian traffic will not be problematic as long as it is controlled. Imagine showing up while the fair is being put together! Failure would ensue. This highlights what are the expectations of the patrons; they are engaging in a kind of performance based on what is acceptable fair activity. This is far different from their typical performance in a parking lot, which involves moving cars and moving to and from them.