Shared spaces: getting rid of road signs might make traffic safer


    From Kottke

    Vox and 99% Invisible take a look at the movement to remove signs and traffic lights from traffic intersections in favor of building “shared spaces”, intersections in which cars, pedestrians, and cyclists are equally free to roam.

    The uncelebrated typographers of the road

    From Kottke:
    A lovely short video profile of Thomas Lilley, who is a roadliner in Glasgow. A roadliner is a person who paints the words and marks on roads with molten thermoplastic. Lilley does it quickly, freehand, and beautifully.
    Thomas Lilley has the prime characteristic of a great designer (to my eyes, at least) and that is clarity.