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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: FLW-inspired Chicago L map Reply with quote

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/22/frank-lloyd-wright-l-map/


This map shows the elevated trains that run throughout Chicago.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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/characters/verlagbold

http://www.identifont.com/list?2+neutra+0.16+FRN+1+OEF+1+L79+2+2P49+3+3OHD+6+2ZP5+7+2P4B+10+L7A+16+CVW+16+OEB+24+FRO+25+CVU+27+MKX+42+OEG+45+CVV+54+P9C+61
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Eaglefeather" Font = Terrible
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Frank Lloyd Wright ?


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