I find New York to be a much more design-centric city in many ways. And I’ve been looking for signs of life in the LA design community as far as creating inventive, interesting and relevant work for the cities and residents is concerned. This article in Fast Company gave me hope. Santa Monica is revamping its bus stops and apparently the city itself.
Archdaily.com also reports: the firms Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and Bruce Mau Design were awarded the Big Blue Bus architectural and branding package. I remember this current identity was designed some years back by Sussman Prejza. Curious to see how it shapes up. I also thought that in these current economic times projects of this nature would be scant. But this is great!
I’m a sucker for information visualization used effectively to help create design solutions. Love this one, its called shadow range studies. Especially helpful in the very sunny Santa Monica/LA where the sun is such a perrenial feature of our lives!