Green Man Park
Carved by David Hummel, a German Stonecutter who founded Hummel Industries, this nine-foot tall, hand-carved limestone face cast his gaze toward Peeble’s Corner in the middle of the Walnut Hills business district for 100 years. This park reunited the Green Man with the Walnut Hills community on the block he presided over for a century. He exemplifies the community’s mission of inspiration, rebirth and regeneration while maintaining the cultural diversity that is a significant part of their history. The signage designed for the park embodied the symbol of the Green Man by embracing conservation and the repurposing of materials. Rusted cast iron light poles were selected from the city’s overgrown storage yard and were reborn as gateways to the park. Because park access is primarily pedestrian-focused, the signs were designed to be explored via the use of rotational symmetry. Visitors are encouraged to walk around the signs rather than view them from a single side.