Artist Thierry Cohen illustrates what the world’s cities would look like if we were able to see the constellations beyond the smog. He has re-imagined what some of the world’s largest cities would look like with a starry backdrop- see if you can identify the newly lit locations. Click for his entire portfolio of work.
The MTA announced it will offer ad space on the front and back of MetroCards. The MTA isn’t being precious about their logo either, the entire space is up for grabs, other than the black strip. Users won’t be able to choose which card they get, it’s up to the stack inside the machine. While it’s bittersweet to see an iconic piece of New York become ad space, maybe this means the F train will actually run on weekends.
Bob Egan tracked down the original locations of famous album cover photos shot in NYC. It’s hard to tell what exactly has changed since the ’60s and ’70s, but it’s impressive that Egan was able to find the locations in the first place. More on Weburbanist.
The New York Times Magazine asked 8 designers to re-imagine their logo for the latest issue. From simple font change to adding laserbeam-eyed cats, the designers truly embraced the freedom of the assignment. Check out the designs here.
Get a bike. Lock it to a post. Take a pic every day for a year.
Last year, we conducted a unique urban experiment for Hudson Urban Bicycles. On January 1, 2011 we chained a fully loaded bike - bells, basket, lights and more - to a post along a busy Soho street. We took a picture of the bike everyday for 365 days, watching it slowly vanish before our eyes. The photos we took were then turned into a daily calendar. We call this project LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC.
Heineken is giving up-and-coming designers the chance to co-create a nightclub concept with the brand for Milan Design Week in 2012. 80 designers will present their work and 20 will move on to the final round. http://bit.ly/qxyAuF