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Flickr Find | Typography of Transportation

Jul 30th, 2008 | Categories: Design, Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

Living in New York City we are blessed with the privilege of rail travel. While Metro North is not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the old timey trains pictured below, it still creates a connection to an older time. The typographic elements exemplified on these trains are easily recognizable, but still new and fresh. The disappearance of this type of great American design is what leads patriotic gentlemen like Aaron Draplin to declare “America fucked“…at least from a design perspective.

The full set of images can be seen here.

Comments: 7

7 Comments to “Flickr Find | Typography of Transportation”

  1. joanna goddard
    on Jul 30th, 2008
    @ 2:32 PM

    this post is very cool.

  2. Natsumi
    on Jul 30th, 2008
    @ 6:20 PM

    I just want to thank you for sharing so many great things in here always. I’m excited to read you blog everyday, and I love it!
    -N.

  3. Cator Sparks
    on Jul 30th, 2008
    @ 11:28 PM

    From a major train fanatic:

    I know it is Holiday Inn and all but I stayed here as a kid. My parents drove me up from Atlanta and it was a most memorable vacation. Not sure what it is like these days but could be a good drive by if you are in that neck of the woods.
    http://www.choochoo.com/traincars.php?dest=21#nogo

    And since Brideshead is en vogue once again, everyone should check out this trip, if you are on the Euro or GBP that is:
    http://www.orient-express.com/web/uktr/journeys/4_94210.jsp
    I took a press trip here and everyone thought I was an actor dressed up as Charles Ryder. Really…

  4. james fox
    on Aug 1st, 2008
    @ 12:05 PM

    like the draplin stuff alot..though had only seen it from the front end, admiring Union Bindings, Snowboard PPP and Grenade Gloves, and the way they all stay supremely “on message”

  5. james fox
    on Aug 1st, 2008
    @ 12:48 PM

    re: america is f*cked… “drunk ebay-ing”! …the guy has been reading my mail.

  6. PlanetaJob
    on Aug 6th, 2008
    @ 9:44 PM

    Нужная инфа.

  7. PlanetaJob
    on Aug 6th, 2008
    @ 9:44 PM

    Побольше бы такой infы