Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. Read more
While I’m fascinated with the science behind why the internet can’t seem to agree on the color of the dress—posted by swiked to her tumbler on February 25th—I’m more interested in how it affects my job as a graphic designer. Read more
Subway Art Blog has a wonderful collection of fake, manipulated, and humorous subway signs and posters, curated by Jowy Romano. Some of these are really clever.
Warning: Bad Puns Ahead
Read this sign—posted on Washington and 1st, here in Hoboken—and tell me if you see any issues with it. Imagine being a foreigner to the United States who has never seen this sign before. Imagine being someone that doesn’t speak English as a primary language, like so many tourists and visitors to New York. Read more
Special thanks to @ForwardMyMail for pointing out this wonderful article about iconography, image recognition, strategy in environmental design and international cultural differences. Many designers, myself included, deal with these arguments every day — though not specifically with exit signs. And these ideas are a source of not only a lot of headaches and heated discussions, but also rewarding and enjoyable.
Someone recently laminated over “Brooklyn” on the 23rd St A/C/E Subway station entrance with the original name. An over-zealous Peter Stuyvesant fan? A shareholder in the Dutch West Indies Company? An Old Amsterdamian? Dunno. But what I love is that this “street art” actually prompts us to wiki. Now if that isn’t clever, ik weet niet wat er zou zijn.