Great Seattle Fire of 1889 Infographic Poster Set

On June 6th, 1889 a small fire that started in a cabinetry shop near the waterfront soon ballooned into a mighty blaze that tore through the central business district and spurred Seattle's leaders to construct a better-organized, grander and fireproof city.

The Great Fire and A Fire Ready City is a set of collaboratively designed infographic posters created by fellow University of Washington Visual Communication Design student Lauren Weldy and myself to synthesize the many conflicting reports of the Great Fire of 1889 into one engaging, true and concise story.

Sample illustration of 19th century firefighting equipment. Please click to enlarge.