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Design

Typographic Transit Maps

August 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m enjoying these slick minimalist public transportation maps available at TRNSPRTNATION. Each train route is comprised of a long, repeated list of the station stops from that line. Only $25. They have maps available for Chicago, New York, London, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. (thnx, ryan!)

 

 



Photography

Long Exposure Photos of Yurikamome High Speed Rail Transit

August 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Today I stumbled onto the Flickr stream of photographer Céline Ramoni based in Tokyo who for the last few years has been capturing these fantastic long exposure photos of the Yurikamome transit line that travels between the Japanese cities of Shimbashi and Toyosu. The rest of her photography is well worth your time including gems like this, and this, and oooh this.

 

 



Design

Pacman Tube Map Print

June 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

After seeing yesterday’s Global Tube Map my wife pointed me in the direction of this awesome Pacman Tube Map print.

 

 



Design

Global Tube Map

June 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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Today I was reading over on Flavorwire about Mark Noad’s proposed redesign of the London Underground Tube. I found a link on his blog to this epic ongoing thread about the London Underground that began back in 2002 on Edward Tufte’s website where he posted this fun global tube map created by Alan Foale in 2002 for The Times. It’s like the Pangea approach to public transportation. I love that two of my favorite cities, Chicago and Prague, happen to be on the same line only 9 stops apart. Oooh I hope there’s a bar car.

 

 



Design

London Underground map made from string

April 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A nice string map by fsm vpggru, with a quick making-of video. Would love to do something like this with a CTA map. (via make)

Update: Whoa! My friend Tim took this post to heart and made a Chicago ‘L’ CTA map.

 

 



Art

Lace Sculpture by Dorie Millerson

April 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Toronto-based artist Dorie Millerson who creates incredibly small, intricate needle lace sculptures and suspends them using string. (via cmybacon)

 

 



Design Music

Live NYC Public Transit Data Converted to Music

January 31, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Google engineer Alexander Chen has converted live data from the NYC subway schedule into an online “stringed instrument” called Conductor (above is just a video example).

Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

Learn more about how it all works on his blog, and definitely check out the live site. Brain Eno would approve.

 

 

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