Twins on the Subway
Two blonde twins on the downtown F train. No more than four years old.
The little one on the left—her fingers and wrists bedazzled in this season’s collection of loud, plastic jewelery—has just put down her Rapunzel read-along picture book and starts to dig into her princess bag for what turns out to be a pair of My Little Ponies.
Her sister sits next to her in similar bright clothes, with a bow in her hair, though accessorized in a much less ostentatious manner. She smiles across at the best friend who shares her face. There will be time for their physical looks to diverge, but, for now, she’ll have to settle for diverging interests as she pits a Grand Moff Tarkin action figure against a shiny C-3PO while she, in a four-year-old’s idea of an affected accent, demands information about a secret rebel base.
Four F trains; no sign of the G.
I need to move somewhere better.
Future Map: FutureNYCSubway by vanshnookenraggen
An updated look at my futureNYCSubway proposal using an expanded Vignelli map.
More excellent work from Andrew Lynch (aka vanshnookenraggen) — this time, an astoundingly well-considered analysis of future plans for the New York Subway. The resultant map is quite beautiful as well, based as it is off Massimo Vignelli’s 2008/Weekender revision of his classic 1970s map.
I strongly encourage you to click through to Andrew’s website and read the full rationale behind this map: this isn’t just “fantasy”, it’s a well-balanced view of the potential future of the subway in New York. You can also download a PDF of the map for personal use (sweet!).
G to LaGuardia?
I’ll be in my bunk.
my type of public transportation
“Why were you late in today?”
“Oh, I got tied up on the subway…”
I was always 50/50 on whether to reblog this but the last comment pushed it to like 95/5 in favor.
I’ve been here before, and never seem to take a picture of it. However, I am reblogging for the comments.
Browsing for decor for a future NYC apartment.
Typefaces from the Toronto subway system.