graphic design

London Transport

What Makes London's Underground Logo So Special?

Design historian David Lawrence's new book explores its history and how it came to be synonymous with the city it serves.

WMATA

D.C.'s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains

WMATA's new design proposals foretell a busier, uglier future.

Emma Webb

Postcards From a Part of the London Underground Riders Never See

The intricate patterns of rail yards.

Pentagram

Anatomy of a Parking Sign That Actually Makes Sense

Why you don't use Helvetica to tell people where they cannot park.

Sign Painters

Promising Film Trailer of the Day: 'Sign Painters'

A city is only as good as its signs.

Uncovering the First, Fascinating Rulebook for Subway Sign Design

A legendary document brought to the masses.

Lynette Jackson

An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone

An Atlanta-based telecommunications professional creates stunning design pieces using only her phone.

An Online Map You'll Actually Want to Look At

A cartography design studio creates unique map skins for a more aesthetically pleasing online experience. 

The Estate of David Klein

How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world

The City and the Graphic Designer: An Interview With Olimpia Zagnoli

A unique approach to developing iconography for 150 different cities