Make Your Impression
Changing trains the other night on the DC metro at Gallery Place I saw our old friends Abe Lincoln and George Washington (among others) gracing banners and posters for the Library of Congress all over the station. Very clean, simple and well designed, they caught my eye as I’m typically under-whelmed by the design I see on a daily basis (especially considering the gobs of money that goes into it). But it wasn’t until my trip down the escalator, seeing honorable Abe stare down at me, that I noticed that these weren’t just drawings of icons of the past, they were made completely out of fingerprints! I of course had to ride the elevator back up to check out the entire series (and take pictures), immensely impressed by their design (after all, it was the smart advertising gracing the Paris metro walls that helped inspire me to become a designer).
Also a fan of this “make your impression” fingerprint map.
UPDATE: The designer behind it is Scott Crooker of Huey + Partners out of Atlanta. [Thanks, Mendeigh]
April 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm //
Have you submitted this to Boing Boing? Great post!
April 24, 2008 at 3:02 pm //
Prêt à Voyager
April 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm //
Thanks for the suggestion, Sean. I just sent it over :)
April 26, 2008 at 6:09 am //
crazy—I just saw this on notcot and came back to your blog. The designer is Scot Crooker (one of my wonderful, awesome teachers). He works at Huey and Partners in Atlanta, GA.
Prêt à Voyager
April 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm //
Awesome, Mendeigh! I’ll update the post to credit him. . . Also cool to see it made it to NotCot but of course Lauren at DoubleTakes got credit for the photo I took of Marilyn and not me :(
Oh well, just glad it’s getting noticed.
April 28, 2008 at 9:06 pm //
I was instantly smitten when I saw them in the Metro Station as well, and almost missed by train as I was peering at them. Very cool to get the backstory as well. Thanks!