Posts in the category design

viaduc de grandfey & maillart extended . . .

the grandfey viaduct is on the swiss federal railways (sbb cff ffs) line from fribourg to bern, switzerland. grandfey is one of the largest bridges in switzerland. in 1856, the then lausanne fribourg bern railway company commissioned engineer leopold blotnitzki to carry out studies for this most complex construction project in its network. built from […]

posted 16 February 2021

categories design, photos

new york city transit & the vignelli diagram’s new life . . .

an interesting viewpoint from allen hillery about one of vignelli’s most important legacies; the nyc transit signage system and the design of the nyc subway diagram:
how vignelli’s design still influences nyc’s subway maps today . . .
a film by gary hustwit, about a developing digital version of the nyc transit’s current map, which inherits […]

posted 10 November 2020

categories design, education

the swiss grid . . .

the swiss grid at poster house: 119 west 23rd street new york, ny 10011
february 27, 2020 until february 14, 2021
the swiss grid explores the development & impact of the international
typographic style, considered one of the most important movements
in graphic design history; masterpieces of communication that
have stood the test of time . . .

posted 21 October 2020

categories design, education

on the way to coney island . . .

there is, of course, a coney island in ireland, but that’s not the one i’m referring to here. on the way to coney island and the atlantic ocean, via the n train, you can get off at the 86th street station to see the new mosaics (the public art mosaics were part of the overall […]

posted 14 September 2020

categories design, photos

we don’t need another hero . . .

follow your bliss . . .
if you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you and the life
you ought to be living is the one you are living. when you can
see that, you begin to meet people who are in the […]

posted 10 April 2020

categories design, education

small is beautiful; human powered vehicle . . .

neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers
from the swift completion of their appointed rounds . . .

yes, small is beautiful. a human powered vehicle, otherwise known as a united states postal service satchel delivery cart. these satchel delivery cart is typical of the carts used by u.s. […]

posted 10 April 2019

categories design, photos

intangible architecture . . .

intangible |inˈtanjəbəl|
unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence: my companions do not care about cyberspace or anything else so intangible.
• difficult or impossible to define or understand; vague and abstract: the rose symbolized something intangible about their relationship.
• (of an asset or benefit) not constituting or represented by a physical object and […]

posted 10 March 2019

categories design

ascending & descending guernsey island . . .

channel island guernsey has over 42 miles of coastal paths. the cliff path network of the south coast of guernsey meanders from la valette for 28.5 miles before finishing at pleinmont. the south coast cliffs are a continuous expanse of semi-natural vegetation on the island, consisting mainly of maritime heathland and cliff-top grassland. flanerie festivals: […]

posted 25 August 2018

categories design, photos