The International Year of Biodiversity Mural was created in 2010 for the Pavilion of Knowledge, a large science center in Lisbon. The one-day celebration of the IYB had a rich program of events and exhibits, including this pop-up biodiversity mural. The subject is the marine intertidal zone on the Portuguese rocky shore, and it identifies different species that live there and distribute themselves according to the proximity to the water.
This was a pilot accessibility project. Every piece of the mural was designed and illustrated twice, for sighted people and for blind people, the latter version using just lines and solid colors, to be reproduced in thermal printers and become raised-line illustrations.
Client: Pavilion of Knowledge, Lisbon