Вторник, Апрель 9, 2013


Пятница, Март 29, 2013
#codefest (в Экспоцентр Новосибирск)

#codefest (в Экспоцентр Новосибирск)

Воскресенье, Март 24, 2013

The original idea and wooden plate by Regan Appleton bicycletaxidermy.com

The handlebar by Kharkov Bicycle Plant (aka ХВЗ). USSR, 1986

Понедельник, Январь 28, 2013
Легенда 90-х.

Легенда 90-х.

Вторник, Январь 22, 2013
Вторник, Январь 15, 2013


Unofficial Map: Partizaning.org “Guerrilla” Moscow Metro Map

Last year, the Moscow Metro introduced a completely new official map, which featured 30-degree angles. Put simply, it went down like a lead balloon (link in Russian), forcing the authorities to hastily organise a competition for another brand new design.

However, some people decided they didn’t want to enter what’s essentially a no-spec design “contest” (there’s no payment for the winner, just thanks for a job well done) and set about designing their own map independently… and then covertly placing them on Metro carriages.

Reading the imperfect Google translation of their project website reveals their design goals: to bring the map back to a geographical grounding - showing the distance between stations better and how they relate to the physical landmarks of the city, especially the river. Connections to commuter rail are also shown, to better visualise usage of all transit in the greater Moscow area. All lines under construction have been excised from this map to bring greater clarity to the services currently offered.

Despite my own preference for diagrammatic system maps, I actually quite like this map. There’s some lovely work here, and the transparency effect applied to the route lines is quite beautiful. As seen by the last picture, it looks great in a real-world setting, and I’ve heard that the designers have enlarged the type size for better legibility since this first foray into the real world.

Our Rating: As much a political statement as it is a map, but undoubtedly good. Three-and-a-half-stars.

3.5 Stars

(Source: Partizaning.org via @dars_dm)

Пятница, Декабрь 28, 2012
Четверг, Декабрь 27, 2012


The normal urban environment is hard, angular and not often playful. We go about our business with the type of calculated indifference cultivated through years of city dwelling. But when that cold, hard environment suddenly changes unexpectedly, we have no choice but to snap out of our collective reverie and take notice. That is precisely what happened when residents of Bourges, France came upon a highly unusual section of sidewalk.

Суббота, Декабрь 22, 2012
Winter subway passenger

Winter subway passenger