Seattle’s got a number of really great offbeat attractions to look at. The Fremont neighborhood in particular seems to have a surplus of them. Of those the Fremont Troll is definitely the top of my list.
He lives under the Aurora Bridge and he’s huge! Yes, that’s an actual VW Bug in his left hand. He’s a perfect photo-op for children and adults, and just a fun mini mountain to climb for anyone. Built in the late 80’s by the Fremont Arts Council he’s nestled just off of Troll St., which gets it’s name from… the Fremont Troll.
For the Travel Poster I wanted to do a face on version of the troll, especially because he’s so horizontal from every angle. One of the best things about the troll is that you can see him hiding under the bridge from blocks away. I liked the idea of having children running to him with the troll sitting in the distance. This idea takes some creative license because the road to the troll is still used for local traffic. So unless you’re the kind of person who let’s your kids play in the middle of the street this may be an activity the family participates in from a closer distance.
Even thought the troll was built in the late 80’s something about it screams hippy to me. I decided to do a mix of Art Nouveau and Art Deco fonts as a reference to the psychedelic age.
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I love how the Fremont Troll lives on Troll Blvd. For whatever reason I wanted to include that street sign in my Fremont Troll work. No matter what way you looked at the troll his is always very horizontal, so when I decided to do a postcard I thought it would be fun do a profile shot! He really is an interesting looking creature from every angle.