I will never forget many years ago flying into Portland International Airport and seeing the iconic and sometimes visually loud carpet. Over the past 20 some odd years flying into the airport I always felt fairly nostalgic when seeing it and actually looked at carpets in airports around the world and nothing compared it.
This last Spring I remember flying into PDX and doing the ceremonial photo of my feet on the carpet. It was that very day I knew I had to be back in my PDX home again after being away for 18 years. It happened and now I am happily back in my Portland Oregon but they have started to replace the old carpet with a new design. Change is never easy and I have a long attachment to the old design and prefer its color and quirky shapes.
Yesterday after drinking too much coffee in the morning I drew the old and new carpet pattern designs in AutoCAD and placed the drawing on A360 for everyone to view and download the DWG if you want.All I ask is if you do use the DWG to please send me a image or link to how you use the patterns. I am lobbying to get the PDX carpet design printed on a wall in our Lake Oswego office or perhaps re-print a carpet with it.
Keep the old PDX carpet alive!
View and download the PDX Carpet Design DWG file. http://a360.co/1MeTxsx
My friends at Rogue even made a PDX Carpet India Pale Ale.
PDX Carpet story on the always amazing 99% Invisible Podcast published on Feb 24, 2014 by Roman Mars.
Episode 154: PDX Carpet http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/pdx-carpet/
Portland aka Portlandia prides itself in being unique, creative, outside the box, weird, our free range unicorn herds, world’s best beer and coffee, and loving our retro design carpet in our PDX top ranked airport.
Don't judge us.
Shaan a Portlandian.