travelingcolors:

Standardized Metro Maps Around the World (by Jug Cerovic)

French-Serbian architect Jug Cerovic has standardized international subway maps with INAT, a guideline developed to unify the global metro network with easy to read and memorize charts. Each city’s center is enlarged, to make room for the multiplicity of lines and connecting stations. A standard set of symbols is applied to each map including the line colors, stations, connections and station labeling. Angles are gently curved for a smooth familiar look and linear paths are represented vertically, horizontally, or 45, with no more than 5 bends on their entire length. Highly representative shapes are used for specific ubran features: a ring for Moscow and Paris, a parallelogram for London, and regularly spaced parallel lines for gridded street patterns like new York. All text is labelled in both local and latin characters and are legible on small sized prints for pocket use and suitable for display on a wide array of supports.

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gasoline-station:

City Reflections

by Andrea Stone

"While visiting Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2011 I became consciously aware of the incredibly beautiful abstract patterns reflected in the windows of the Downtown. I started to associate to the way metal and glass, like structure and openness, represent the tension between elements in modern architecture. While the metal framework demands conformity, the glass reflections seem to explode, almost in defiance of this structure and, in the end, seem to transcend their captors."

(Source: archatlas, via patternbase)

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Kurt McRobert (via An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes) 

Fun illustrations, not sure I agree fully with the accompanying text tho.

Kurt McRobert (via An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes)

Fun illustrations, not sure I agree fully with the accompanying text tho.

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(via Miss Moss : Custos Naturae)

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(via What’s Brewing in Europe’s Coffee Capitals (INFOGRAPHIC))

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nevver:

Where were we?

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(via Letterology: Alphabet Patterns)

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Process is a little crazy, but results are pretty amazing. (via Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images - Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design)

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(via Julia Sarda)

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(via GALLERY – Block Shop)

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nevver:

What day is it?

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Font Men - SXSW 2014 Official Selection

(Source: vimeo.com)

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Simple and elegant portfolio site by Ben Ashman

Simple and elegant portfolio site by Ben Ashman

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