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Art

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden

September 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I first covered the Mobile Garden project here on Colossal back in October of last year. UIC Art and Design graduate Joe Baldwin continues to pursue funding for his open-air public transit garden, but meanwhile was given the opportunity to participate in this year’s Art on Track festival last weekend by turning the interior of an el car into a fantastic sod-covered, ivy-laden garden. This car circled Chicago’s elevated downtown loop for five hours with several additional cars decorated with numerous other art installations. Photos via noisvelvet. (via inhabitat)

 

 



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)