Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"The interpersonal relationships of people in big cities are characterized by a markedly greater emphasis on the use of the eyes than on that of the ears. This can be attributed chiefly to the institution of public conveyances. Before buses, railroads and streetcars became fully established during the nineteenth century people were never put in a position of having to stare at one another for minutes or hours on end without exchanging a word" -

- George Simmel,
quoted in Walter Benjamin's, "On Some Motifs in Baudelaire"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I saw three guys harmonizing at the bus stop yesterday. That's a new one.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


extracted this quote from Wikipedia.org:

'Muni's logo is a stylized, trademarked "worm" version of the word "MUNI."[4] This logo was designed by San Francisco-based graphic designer Walter Landor in the mid-1970s.'

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Random Ponderings

"I can't believe that the person who created the muni logo is not known. And that it's allowed on the muni train ... or anywhere. I can't believe it's in a commercial environment, because I feel its telling people to break free."

"Yeah who thought of that? I felt that too - I thought why am I in art school when someone else made up the muni logo."