FLW-inspired Chicago L map

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Paul Ringstrom
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FLW-inspired Chicago L map

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/22/ ... ght-l-map/


This map shows the elevated trains that run throughout Chicago.
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Post by SREcklund »

It's a cute idea, but all you really get is a too-busy illustration that will confuse more than it educate ...
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Post by DRN »

The default font of mass transit is Helvetica and the like for its clear legibility. If one wanted to "Wright up" the CTA EL map, I'd think Wright's later 1950's font would be Wrightian, but still have the clear, bold legibility needed for a transit map.

https://www.typography.com/fonts/verlag ... verlagbold

http://www.identifont.com/list?2+neutra ... +54+P9C+61

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Post by PrairieMod »

"Eaglefeather" Font = Terrible

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Post by SDR »

But -- but -- whatever does that transit map have to do with


Frank Lloyd Wright ?


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