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Inca
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For me, the best thing about BART are the automated voices that announce when the trains are coming--"Northbound train for Richmond, now approaching" in that computer voice.
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Another imaginary LA train/busway map (this one modeled on the Underground map).

[ 02.05.2007, 15:45: Message edited by: Inca ]

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A de C, do you recommend any of the Robin Williams 'Design for Non Designers' books?
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WoM; Yes the one I've seen, The Non-Designer's Design Book is good, and certainly popular with students who are interested in design but feel intimidated by it. She has a tendency to be a bit overly-formulaic about design solutions but I understand why she presents things that way. White is specific to publication design, particularly the relationship of design/art direction to editorial so he's able to go into greater detail and, professionally speaking, is much more practical.

Reed: You might try Community Colleges, particularly Continuing Education departments, they may offer courses like "Introduction to Graphic Design" or "Interdisciplinary Design."

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Thanks.
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Another map:

The UK motorway system, tube-style

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It's beautiful and strange...

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Yeah Reed, look for anything in Adobe Illustrator, or "Computer Graphics." It's basically a code name for graphic design with a computer. I took a class at my community college (very, very correct aDc - as usual,) and it was pretty good. Illustrator has this pen tool which is astonishingly hard to use - until you learn how and it's awesome.

All of those subway maps were probably done in Illustrator. Adobe makes their "creative suite," which contains Illustrator, Photoshop, and some other shit. Photoshop is a blast to learn if you have a decent teacher and some fun pictures to fuck with.

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But I don't have Illustrator.
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Saw this mentioned in the NYT Book Review holiday books section: Transit Maps of the World.
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Please stop reviving this thread, I have work to do...
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I forgot to mention in my original thoughts that an essential part is that you are tough.
Like all creative pursuits you will run into the chaps who control the purse strings and therefore think they can control your thoughts.
Sometimes you have to tell them that you are in charge of the design input and tell them to fuck off. If you are perceived as weak you will end up simply doing the skilled bit for their total lack of talent and originality.

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Speaking of graphic design, can any our our OTF experts comment on my college's new designs?

See here.
http://www.wm.edu/news/index.php?id=8509

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Had to lose the feathers, eh?

It isn't bad, but I find the first down stroke on the "M" (which mirrors the second down stroke on the "W") to be contrived. I'm sure the designer told them that it was dynamic and different, but I personally prefer the old school letters.

The "crest" looks like an IV bag. What's up with that?

And the colours are a bit meh; the gold is particularly flat. Might be fine for stationery, but not so much for athletic uniforms.

Does the "mascot question" include the possibility that the "Tribe" name may be changed?

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I prefer the 1959 iteration that looks like a woman 'straddling' a man.
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