Living Cities

I was looking around on swissmiss and found the link to these amazing “living patterns” showing the framework of city streets (via DesignNotes). I feel like the patterns stand alone as works of art, but in fact carry valuable information. After a little digging, I believe the “figure ground maps” are by Allan Jacobs for his book Great Streets.

I also loved her post with this interesting map by Information Architects Japan that uses the existing framework of the greater Tokyo train map to chart web trends for 2008.

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