Stickers on the Central Line, London Underground
I don’t normally post works that I can’t trace back to an original source, but I’ll make an exception for these hilarious and superbly executed “prank” stickers found on the London Underground. Matching the original strip map almost exactly, they instead insert something unexpected, pointed, or just plain funny. Strangely, or just coincidentally, all the examples here use the Central Line as their canvas.
My favourite? Change at Tottenham Court Road for a submarine to Somalia, complete with a very plausible London Underground submarine icon.
Teacups and Trance.
(Tea was cold-brewed Lady Grey steeped for 30 seconds).
the little snake looks so haaaaappy
Pixel City by Atelier Olschinsky
Seen from afar, our towns and sprawling cities could easily be confused for a pixelated landscape or perhaps a giant circuit board, wiring we humans together. Atelier’s Pixel City explores civilization as component, a vector in the latticework of progress.
MetroTable: the Moscow Metro as an Awesome Coffee Table
For My Ideal Bookshelf, writer Thessaly La Force and illustrator Jane Mount have tapped people like Patti Smith, Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Lethem and Christoph Neimann, and had them narrow down the books that shaped them to a single shelf. It’s a neat peak inside some interesting minds. And of course leads you to wonder what shape your own shelf might take. Me, I’m thinking Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Boys of My Youth, Without Feathers, Miss Rumphius, Pride and Prejudice, Blood Horses, The Collected Poems of Adam Zagajewski. What about you? What would your ideal bookshelf look like?
Via Brain Pickings
Chinese Water Deer [Hydropotes Inermis Inermis]
(ht Radiolab listener Astima Chitre)
Let’s talk about how Marcel Breuer designed a set of dorm furniture for Bryn Mawr College in 1938 and very few people know about it. However, not all is lost, as Syracuse University, however, has digitized a lot of Breuer’s correspondence and drawings!