106 Group, Direct Embed Collaborate on Park

Interpretive graphics at Ohiopyle State Park

The 106 Group and Direct Embed Coating Systems worked together on interpretive graphics for the new visitor center at Ohiopyle State Park, which draws more than 1.5 million visitors annually for rafting and views of its waterfalls.

The Ohiopyle State Park Office/Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center opened in June 2015. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the 106 Group (St. Paul, Minn.) developed an integrated interpretive program of dioramas, media, sculptural waysides and other exhibits encompassing more than 5,000 sq. ft. Direct Embed Coating Systems (Paterson, N.J.) and the 106 Group collaborated on the complex exhibit, which included a central tree form with wraparound graphics. Direct Embed Coating's powder-coating process and integration of high-resolution graphics on curved, angled surfaces helped deliver the designer's intent for the graphics.

For more information and project photos, visit 106 Group's website.

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