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Designer Jug Cerovic proposes a standardized approach to subway mapping, encompassed by 7 simple rules:
1. The city center sits at the center (because, duh). 2. The center is a basic shape, like a circle or square (for visual simplicity). 3. The center is zoomed in (because that area is always congested with lines). 4. All lines must run vertical, horizontal, or at 45-degree angles (again, for visual simplicity). 5. Their angles should be smooth (to feel more familiar, city to city). 6. Their colors and connection iconography are standardized (duh again). 7. All text must be listed in local and Latin lettering (for the tourists, aka all of us).
The subtext to subway remapping projects is often “London basically got this right 80 years ago, deal with it.”— so his version of The Underground, above, is interesting food for thought.
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via BoingBoing:

Designer Jug Cerovic proposes a standardized approach to subway mapping, encompassed by 7 simple rules:

1. The city center sits at the center (because, duh).
2. The center is a basic shape, like a circle or square (for visual simplicity).
3. The center is zoomed in (because that area is always congested with lines).
4. All lines must run vertical, horizontal, or at 45-degree angles (again, for visual simplicity).
5. Their angles should be smooth (to feel more familiar, city to city).
6. Their colors and connection iconography are standardized (duh again).
7. All text must be listed in local and Latin lettering (for the tourists, aka all of us).

The subtext to subway remapping projects is often “London basically got this right 80 years ago, deal with it.”— so his version of The Underground, above, is interesting food for thought.

Previously.

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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle.  Full imgur album. Book in stores.

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle. Full imgur album. Book in stores.

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Versailles. 20 minutes from Paris. 500 electric trains per day. Vintage French travel poster for the French State Railways. Illustrated by René Aubert, circa 1940. New in Vintage Travel Posters. (via Versailles Travel Poster | Vintagraph)

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Versailles. 20 minutes from Paris. 500 electric trains per day. Vintage French travel poster for the French State Railways. Illustrated by René Aubert, circa 1940. New in Vintage Travel Posters. (via Versailles Travel Poster | Vintagraph)

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Incredible gallery of Hong Kong KMB & Tram Tickets from 50s-70s from reddit user matchajelly.

Check out the poster’s tumblr with photos of Hong Kong if you are so inclined as well.

Incredible gallery of Hong Kong KMB & Tram Tickets from 50s-70s from reddit user matchajelly.

Check out the poster’s tumblr with photos of Hong Kong if you are so inclined as well.

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Spring Equinox in Chicago by nixerkg 

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Spring Equinox in Chicago by nixerkg 

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vehovar & jauslin and formTL inflate aarau bus station canopyimage courtesy of vehovar & jauslin
in aarau, switzerland, architects vehovar & jauslin with engineering firm formTL, have constructed a large floating structure that stands over the town’s bus station. supported by a steel table, the transparent canopy is made from an upper blue and lower clear ETFE-foil, printed with a bubble pattern that together creates a sinuously formed air-tight cushion that is butt-welded without visible repetition. the ‘aarau bus station’ covers an area of 1,000 square meters, with an organically-shaped void at its center that, while still functioning as a shelter for passengers, offers an open, airy and light-filled atmosphere that is otherwise not felt in transportation hubs of its kind.

via designboom:

vehovar & jauslin and formTL inflate aarau bus station canopy
image courtesy of vehovar & jauslin

in aarau, switzerland, architects vehovar & jauslin with engineering firm formTL, have constructed a large floating structure that stands over the town’s bus station. supported by a steel table, the transparent canopy is made from an upper blue and lower clear ETFE-foil, printed with a bubble pattern that together creates a sinuously formed air-tight cushion that is butt-welded without visible repetition. the ‘aarau bus station’ covers an area of 1,000 square meters, with an organically-shaped void at its center that, while still functioning as a shelter for passengers, offers an open, airy and light-filled atmosphere that is otherwise not felt in transportation hubs of its kind.

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Vintage Japan Travel Poster, 1937. A train speeds by a blooming cherry tree in this gorgeous Art Deco style print. New in Vintage Travel Posters. (via Vintage Japan Travel Poster | Vintagraph)

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Vintage Japan Travel Poster, 1937. A train speeds by a blooming cherry tree in this gorgeous Art Deco style print. New in Vintage Travel Posters. (via Vintage Japan Travel Poster | Vintagraph)

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