In 1972, designer Massimo Vignelli created a new map of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Here is a nice little animated video of that map made by Alexander Chen.
Posts from the ‘Design’ Category
I think people are either completely unaware or take for granted the rich and complex history that is typography, beginning with Johannes Gutenberg up to the present day. What used to be a very complex and expensive art form is now one that people can create relatively easy on their computer.
It’s pretty difficult to imagine downtown Hong Kong or Tokyo without neon lights. This is changing now with LED lights gradually replacing neon signs throughout these cities. And that transition also means a gradual decline and death of the trade of making those signs.
Every designer is unique and the design and work that results from their life’s background and experiences affect that work. This is a nice little video on the English designer Tom Dixon, someone I had never heard of before seeing this video. I find it interesting that his experience taking apart motorcycles and shoddily putting them back together served as the inspiration for a particularly line of his design later on in life.