NEWS: 2015

Warkulwiz: GoPhillyGo Just Flows

news_faculty_bobgophilly1Philadelphia has a new website for bike, walking and public transit outings with help from Warkulwiz Design Associates and Azavea. Warkulwiz Design Associates was invited by Clean Air Council to bid an ongoing project that required working with interactive map developers. The charge was to give the project life, a look, a name, and launch the website by the end of June 2015.

news_faculty_bobgophilly2According to Adjunct Professor Bob Warkulwiz, “the name, GoPhillyGo, just flowed off the tongue, had a fun attitude, and fit the city’s personality. Development of the mark led to the merging of two ideas. One — the connective ligature of lowercase letterforms to allude to a roadway system. Two — substitution of the “o”s of the words with that of circular graphics, like bike and bus wheels, to support the idea of combining ways to travel.” Other graphic assets include video, transit ads, branding, and brochure.

news_faculty_bobgophilly3news_faculty_bobgophilly4news_faculty_bobgophilly5The new GoPhillyGo Website, with online mapping capabilities for the Greater Philadelphia region, has now been launched. Developed by local technological firm Azavea and funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, the site makes it easy for users to plan multimodal directions—combining biking, walking and public transportation within one trip—to go anywhere within the greater Philadelphia area without the use of a car. Philadephia University Graphic Design alum, Emily Zuwiala (PhilaU GDC, 2010) was lead on the project for the Warkulwiz firm. On the video, illustration is by Michael Rogalski and animation by Geoffrey Beatty.