Benjamin Muller

Urban Planner & Graphic Designer

To fill a void in the local gift market, I designed a series of simple, highly customizable figure ground maps for WardMaps, LLC, using publicly available spatial data. Colors could be adjusted per customer request, and individual buildings could be colored. These designs were originally only available for Somerville and Cambridge, but high demand led WardMaps to request additional towns, culminating in a broad catalogue of figure ground posters. Best sellers continued to be Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.

Somerville Figure Ground in Frame

After the first holiday season of availability, the line was expanded to include 8″x10″ and 11″x14″ prints, mugs, coasters, and magnets.

The full line, along with other designs I created or collaborated on, was highlighted in the Scout Cambridge Holiday 2015 issue.