The London Underground Receives a Typography Refresh

For the first time since 1979, London’s Tube is getting a typography refresh. The underground’s iconic Johnston typeface will soon be replaced by Johnston 100, a slimmer, more modern take on the classic. Designed by the type foundry Monotype, the new font features wider characters and looser spacing in order to “bring back some of Johnston’s relaxed feel,” says Malou Verlomme, a senior type designer …

Chicago’s Proposed Aerial Cable Car System

While some cities are considering self-driving pods or improved water ferry routes (like Singapore and NYC respectively), Chicago is looking to the sky to transport its citizens. Architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield have just unveiled plans for a series of sky-bound cable cars that would move passengers between the city’s architectural landmarks—from Wacker Drive on the west to Navy Pier on the …

NYC’s Public Transit System Expands to the Waterways

Tourists and locals rejoice: New York City is expanding its public transit system to the waterways, all for the same price as a subway ride. The new ferry system could begin operations as early as summer of 2017, with boats crossing the East River to transport passengers between Brooklyn and Manhattan. “It’s going to be a commute like no other: fresh air, harbor views, and …