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via boingboing: England’s Western Daily Press reports that workers managed to misspell the word “BUS” during street repainting in Bristol…

http://boingboing.net/2014/08/26/bup-stop.html

Oops.

via boingboing: England’s Western Daily Press reports that workers managed to misspell the word “BUS” during street repainting in Bristol…

http://boingboing.net/2014/08/26/bup-stop.html

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I recently received this BC Electric transit map from my friend and fellow collector Neil Whaley. It was dated July 15, 1955, and while I didn’t notice at first, after scanning the cover at high resolution, I could just make out a signature in the bottom right of the illustration. It might not be legible to the casual viewer, but since I was already familiar with his work, I instantly recognized Jack Grundle’s signature from a number of other ads I received from his widow Lia Grundle.

Jack Grundle was an art director for BC Electric from 1947 to around 1965, and he left his mark on many ads that ran inside trolleys and buses over the years. I’m not certain if he was responsible for any of the BC Electric logotypes (particularly the distinctive BCE totem logo which came into use in 1947, updated in 1949), but it is certainly plausible. You can see how closely the BC Electric script matches Jack Grundle’s own signature.

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BC Electric trolley/bus ads by Peter Ewart, courtesy of his daughter Linda Ewart. Peter is famous for creating some of the most distinctive travel posters in the CPR’s portfolio, and these ads reveal he was also producing work for the BCER! Thanks, Linda!

BC Electric trolley/bus ads by Peter Ewart, courtesy of his daughter Linda Ewart. Peter is famous for creating some of the most distinctive travel posters in the CPR’s portfolio, and these ads reveal he was also producing work for the BCER! Thanks, Linda!

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If free transit on BC Day wasn’t enough to appease the wounds of the recent SkyTrain breakdown, how does free wifi sound? Telus to the rescue. 

http://vancouverisawesome.com/2014/08/11/free-wi-fi-on-vancouver-buses-right-now/

If free transit on BC Day wasn’t enough to appease the wounds of the recent SkyTrain breakdown, how does free wifi sound? Telus to the rescue.

http://vancouverisawesome.com/2014/08/11/free-wi-fi-on-vancouver-buses-right-now/

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Mind the gap; man who slips between the train and platform rescued as passengers pitch in to tip the train

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717511/Train-commuters-managed-free-man-leg-stuck-to.html

Mind the gap; man who slips between the train and platform rescued as passengers pitch in to tip the train

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717511/Train-commuters-managed-free-man-leg-stuck-to.html

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This I think is my favourite:
savingroomforcats:

Train naps are so peaceful when you’re saving room for cats!
Submitted by Tim Bonvallet

This I think is my favourite:

savingroomforcats:

Train naps are so peaceful when you’re saving room for cats!

Submitted by Tim Bonvallet

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#WhatsTheLink branded visuals from Translink, via last month’s blog post. The hashtag is also featured at translink.ca/wtl

I really like the fact that the ‘superhero motif’ was used prominently in this campaign, an idea I have also toyed with in the past. Even if superheroes occasionally show their Achilles’ heel, it is a most appropriate message!

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via BoingBoing: Photo: “Budapest Light Tram” by Krisztian Biriny. [mymodernmet]

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thisbigcity:

mixtape0f94:

Dont wave. Dont smile dont even look at people… oh! and dont lean on the doors.

Some advice should be ignored. 
But don’t lean on the doors. 

thisbigcity:

mixtape0f94:

Dont wave. Dont smile dont even look at people… oh! and dont lean on the doors.

Some advice should be ignored. 

But don’t lean on the doors. 

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