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skylovestoeat:

An in-depth look at New York’s bike-share program, month one. 

Beautiful chart of New York’s CitiBikes

(via ilovecharts)

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Definitions and common mistakes in performance measurement.  

Because not all targets are benchmarks.  

http://outcomesblog.org/2007/11/27/indicators-targets-benchmarks-sorting-out-the-terminology/

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pasttensevancouver:

Capitol Theatre, Granville Street, 1943

Source: Photo by Jack Lindsay, City of Vancouver Archives #1184-707

R.I.P. Granville Street cinemas

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pasttensevancouver:

Cyclists at Brockton Point, 1890s

Cycling was crazy popular in the 1890s. The normal looking bikes were called “safety bicycles” because of how they compared to penny farthings.

Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Sp P15.1

Love this tumblr

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pasttensevancouver:

West Pender and Abbott, Tuesday 26 November 1918

Source: City of Vancouver Archives #789-40 (cropped)

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Shipment of books arrived today! Finally reading Walter Benjamin’s “The Arcades Project”, and loving the fragmented dreamlike quality.

Shipment of books arrived today! Finally reading Walter Benjamin’s “The Arcades Project”, and loving the fragmented dreamlike quality.

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Passive Aggressive Redesign

Stumbled over this article — hot on the heels of the City’s official redesign.

A) I’m delighted to have a term to apply to this phenomenon, which takes, “I could do better” to a less abstract level.

B) Interesting “oh brother!” kind of take by the author towards these earnest (or sometimes hostile) attempts. The letter to American Airlines and thoughtful response from an anonymous AA designer (about the difficulties and different pace involved in designing for an enterprise), runs along the same lines.
C) Now I wonder if any unofficial, passive aggressive Vancouver designers would think to try their angry hand at a new new redesign.

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Typographic Maps that tell a story: London Surnames

Great-looking maps by James Cheshire: soft documentation of diversity in London as told through the popularity of surnames found across geographic areas. http://names.mappinglondon.co.uk/

via The Atlantic

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Graphic Sociology, from the Society Pages

http://thesocietypages.org/graphicsociology/

Nice. Critiques of infographics based on social data and research. 

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Near-to-last act of 2011 was spent with old friends watching this Wim Wenders film about the incredible work of late/great choreographer Pina Bausch — in 3D, no less. Achingly beautiful inspiration for 2012. Happy new year!

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nevver:

Garrison Architects

Happy holidays, cityphiles!

nevver:

Garrison Architects

Happy holidays, cityphiles!

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