Silo Acres was a self initiated identity design project created during my senior year of college. I wanted to introduce Buffalo, NY to this fictional urban farm to promote sustainable living. This senior exhibition consisted of my initial identity design for Silo Acres, informational displays, and handcrafted products that I displayed in a loft located in East Aurora, NY.
Silo Acres: Our Mission
Silo Acres is a place of innovation that has lead to the inception of our renowned grow lamps. We operate Buffalo’s largest urban farm located around the historic grain elevators of Silo City. We grow over 10,000 pounds of organic produce each and every year.
Aside from growing and distributing fresh local veggies and herbs to local restaurants and vendors, Silo Acres provides educational platforms to help people start their own home garden. Our goal is to not only provide our city with the freshest produce possible, but also inspire residents to take part in planting and maintaining their own gardens.
The pumpkins on the invitation were modeled and rendered in a 3D program. I took a modern approach to these postcards in order to convey a one of a kind, leading urban farm business based in Buffalo, NY.
All of the floral displays and wreathes were made from recycled greenery that I received from my current design job. I wanted to give them new purpose, so I dried all of the greenery and worked strictly with what was left over.
As previously stated, Silo Acres is known for their innovative grow lamps. I made these concrete light fixtures to successfully start your home garden by growing seedlings indoors. Buffalo doesn’t have the longest growing period, so it was essential to create a modern grow lamp that looks good, but also serves that dual purpose.
I made three wooden display boxes to give my light temperature display some height and add rustic hints to this modern room. Like the greenery, I also reworked wooden pallets to make these.
Those four lighting prints were used to describe the effect that natural light had on the growth of plants versus artificial lighting. Plants respond differently to various light temperatures. In the end, 6500 K LED bulbs best mimic the natural light that the sun gives off and they are considered to make the best grow lamps.