Posts tagged MTA

James Murphy wants to change how the NYC subway system sounds!

Simplified, animated map of the sometimes confusing Union Square subway station in NYC

Simplified, animated map of the sometimes confusing Union Square subway station in NYC

Uncovering the First, Fascinating Rulebook for Subway Sign Design

via theatlantic:

The 180-page binder, the key to the system’s iconic design choices, outlines a meticulous vision of signage intended not merely to look good — though it does — but to simplify navigation of the subterranean labyrinth. In its attention to passenger behavior, the manual goes above and beyond what most of us would term graphic design.

“The subway rider should be given only information at the point of decision,” proclaimed the designers. “Never before. Never after.”

Read more. [Images: NYCTA]

Visualizing one day of activity for New York’s transit system (by STLTransit)

At this subway station in Brooklyn, NY everyone trips on the one step that’s just a inch taller than the others…

Ahead of Its Time: Vignelli's MTA map goes Digital

The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked Massimo Vignelli to revise his 1972 map for the MTA’s website.

Target And MTA Unveil First Full Length Train Wrapped In Advertising

via @thecorcorangroup:

Yesterday morning, the 6 train become the first ever full length train completely wrapped in advertising to run on the New York City subway system.

via @subwaydouchery:

SUBWAY DOUCHERY : The Picture of Health
In this health conscious day and age, it’s difficult to hit the town without thinking about all the calories! So let the picture above be your guide to a nutritious but delicious evening!
- DRINK UP! Before going to Penn Station, drink about twelve to fifteen beers. It’s a good solid base of alcohol that coats the stomach and prevents the carbs from entering your fat cells.
- NO-SKI TO THE TAXI! It’s a beautiful evening, take a walk! See the sights, stumble into pedestrians, whip out your iPod and listen to Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt on repeat until your start sobbing uncontrollably. The only thing really hurtin’ will be the burnin’ of calories!
- TIME TO REFUEL! Woooof .. after all that exercise, the body becomes depleted. LOAD UP! We all know one large soda is never enough, so better make it two! The Salted Soft Pretzel is the perfect balance of carbohydrates and sodium. No wonder it’s the post workout choice of bodybuilders and yogis alike!
- REST UP! Your train isn’t coming for at least twenty minutes and the body only builds muscle while at rest. So pile up your jacket and scarf like a scented pillow at the finest health spa… begin the cool down!
- THANKS GIULIANI! There hasn’t been a mugging in New York City in the last twenty years so FUHGEDDABOUDIT!?! You are completely safe from losing your wallet, cell phone, shoes, and watch… trust me and the guys hanging out by the vending machines who clearly aren’t ticket holders!
*** Another addition from the Long Island Railroad series sent in by dear confidant of the Douchery, James! Thanks brother! Keep on Douchin’ ***

via @subwaydouchery:

SUBWAY DOUCHERY : The Picture of Health

In this health conscious day and age, it’s difficult to hit the town without thinking about all the calories! So let the picture above be your guide to a nutritious but delicious evening!

- DRINK UP! Before going to Penn Station, drink about twelve to fifteen beers. It’s a good solid base of alcohol that coats the stomach and prevents the carbs from entering your fat cells.

- NO-SKI TO THE TAXI! It’s a beautiful evening, take a walk! See the sights, stumble into pedestrians, whip out your iPod and listen to Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt on repeat until your start sobbing uncontrollably. The only thing really hurtin’ will be the burnin’ of calories!

- TIME TO REFUEL! Woooof .. after all that exercise, the body becomes depleted. LOAD UP! We all know one large soda is never enough, so better make it two! The Salted Soft Pretzel is the perfect balance of carbohydrates and sodium. No wonder it’s the post workout choice of bodybuilders and yogis alike!

- REST UP! Your train isn’t coming for at least twenty minutes and the body only builds muscle while at rest. So pile up your jacket and scarf like a scented pillow at the finest health spa… begin the cool down!

- THANKS GIULIANI! There hasn’t been a mugging in New York City in the last twenty years so FUHGEDDABOUDIT!?! You are completely safe from losing your wallet, cell phone, shoes, and watch… trust me and the guys hanging out by the vending machines who clearly aren’t ticket holders!

*** Another addition from the Long Island Railroad series sent in by dear confidant of the Douchery, James! Thanks brother! Keep on Douchin’ ***