Posts Tagged ‘Mosaic’

New York Subway Signage

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The previous post about Valencia train station signage got me thinking about the 28th Street subway station New York. It too had cool old mosaic signage which was nicely complemented by the modern signage below in Helvetica. Mosaic designs really seem to produce interesting and charming typography.

28th Street Subway Station mosaic sign

28th Street Subway Station mosaic sign

The mosaic signage on the other side of the tracks

The mosaic signage on the other side of the tracks

28th Street Subway Station modern sign in helvetica

28th Street Subway Station modern sign in helvetica

Valencia Train Station

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

During a recent trip to Spain I had the pleasure of passing through Valencia train station. The train station may not be the biggest train station in the world but it is definitely one of the most charming stations I have ever traveled through. The impressive mosaic tiles and detailed typography in some of the signage really helped me kill time as I waited to board the train.

A wood craved ticket sales counter with mosaic tiles

A wood craved ticket sales counter with mosaic tiles

Impressive mosaics on the walls around the customer service office

Impressive mosaics on the walls around the customer service office

Cool typography craved into the wood spelling out 'Norte'

Cool typography craved into the wood spelling out 'Norte'

Another example of nice typography in mosaic, 'Pleasant Journey'

Another example of nice typography in mosaic, 'Pleasant Journey'

The detail within the clock face is impressive but the mosaic designs that frame it are even more impressive. Check out the mosaic ceiling top right also.

The detail within the clock face is impressive but the mosaic designs that frame it are even more impressive. Check out the mosaic ceiling top right also.

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