Image showing two interpretive panels from the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail, at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

Illustration – Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail Panels

Seven interpretive panels were designed for the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail, to educate visitors about siege sites, and the role they played in Canada’s history – two of the seven panels required custom illustration work.

The content on panel two explains how the British were able to overthrow Louisbourg through sheer numbers, yet there was no historic imagery available to support it. So, I illustrated an infographic, designed for impact, to provide an immediate comparison between British and French forces – it’s no wonder how the British were victorious.

Illustration showing the overwhelming number of British forces attacking the completely outnumbered French, during the siege of the Fortress of Louisbourg.
Infographic showing the overwhelming number of British attacking the French, during the siege of the Fortress of Louisbourg.

Panel five is located directly in front of what would have been the redoubt entrance, and is tasked with describing what’s left of the redoubt to visitors. Source-imagery was scarce, so I created a custom, perspective illustration to match the angle at which visitors were viewing the redoubt, making it easier to visualize how they used to look.

Photograph of panel five, with the redoubt illustration, installed at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, directly in front of the redoubt remains.
Isometric illustration showing the view of the redoubt remains, as seen from the trail platform.
Photograph of panel five, with the redoubt illustration, installed at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, directly in front of the redoubt remains.
Photo of panel five, installed on the trail platform.

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