A Soninke woman paints the wall of her house in Djajibine, Mauritania (via Bianca)
Roberts’s solutions aside, the fact that map lovers and transit fans are still so passionate about a 40-year old design that only saw a few years of use speaks to the lasting power of Vignelli’s approach. Joel Street, trying to figure out the “Vignelli conundrum" in the most recent issue of The American Reader thinks that, as bothersome as its abstraction is to so many, the average straphanger may be closer to accepting it than before. “As we interact with increasingly abstract technology, with its swipes and pinches, cuts and pastes,” writes Street, “the colorful, angular world of the Vignelli map will start to seem less strange, and new maps of every sort may mirror its aesthetic merits without stirring discomfort in newer generations.”
-A Vignelli-Inspired Map Designed to Make the Least Amount of People Mad
[Map: Max Roberts]
Il pupo non lo sa che segretamente mi sto armando anch’io.