Local Color

Staff Pick

Best WPA Homage 

Downtown Credo's Orlando Parks Project

Downtown Credo's Orlando Parks Project

downtowncredo.com/conduit/parks-project

We dig coffee-slingers Downtown Credo for a lot of reasons (note: Bring back the Old Man and the Sea latte, yo!), but it was easy to single out this project on their community-oriented Conduit side for some extra love. Credo spearheaded a collaborative effort matching 20 local artists to 20 local parks and produced the resulting tribute posters (later also bound into a book) for sale. Half of the proceeds were donated to the Parks Department. The brilliant idea to use the bounty of local talent to spotlight our natural resources is reminiscent of the Works Project Administration of the 1930s, though the art is sui generis. Recommended for anyone who thinks Orlando not only doesn't suck, it's wonderful.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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