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Signs and plaques in Kiev 

More photos from Kiev.

Listed building:

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A memorial plaque:

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A museum:

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Hand-written posters:

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Hardware store:

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A hairdresser’s sign:

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Another one:

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Some kind of a special kind of house:

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Don’t park here:

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A cafe:

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M & M:

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Nice curves:

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A clothes and vinyl shop:

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Nice layout:

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Mar 18   Kiev   signs   wayfinding   world

Kiev street name plates 

A characteristic Kiev street name plate looks like this:

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There is a bulb inside, sometimes:

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An old one:

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An ugly soviet one:

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The ones on Khreshchatyk look more like car license plates:

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There is also a blue design:

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And also there are these weird boxes at the entrances:

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Mar 14   Kiev   street name plates   world

Transport in Kiev 

More pictures from the same April trip to Kiev as the recent yards.

Nice yellow trolleybuses:

Not as nice:

Jitney stops list:

A stop:

Metro ticket hall:

Inside:

Turnstiles:

A poster:

Map booklets:

River station:

Anything goes to protect your parking stop. Bottles:

Planks:

This is a different kind of transport. They attach you to a cable and you fly to the island:

Looks cool:

   
Mar 11   Kiev   photo   transportation   world

Kiev yards 

Here are some pictures of beautiful Kiev yards.

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Mar 9   Kiev   world

Venice 

I’ve updated the “World” section with photos from Venice.

   
Jan 5   world
2016   world
2015   world

Spanish state graphic design 

I will later publish the stories from Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia and Sitges. Now, several examples of graphic design of Spanish official bodies.

The symbol of Barcelona city hall:

Barcelona city hall symbol

Street prohibition sign with it:

Street prohibition sign in Barcelona

Sometimes it is used on a “big B” label:

“Big B” label in Barcelona

Museum of Picasso:

Museum of Picasso

Red on black looks cool (above the entrance):

Red on black Barcelona city hall symbol

This one is probably a simplified version of the same:

Another sign

The grilled variant of the “big B” is used on everything that has to do with garbage. Garbage can:

Garbage can

Garbage truck:

Garbage truck

Ministry of home affairs and police:

Ministry of Home Affairs

Barcelona city council:

Barcelona city council

The symbols of city halls of Tarragona and Sitges aren’t too interesting (here to complete the picture). The symbol of Tarragona city hall:

Tarragona city hall symbol

The symbol of Sitges city hall:

The symbol of Sitges city hall

The symbol of Valencia city hall:

The symbol of Valencia city hall

On a manhole cover:

The symbol of Valencia city hall on a manhole cover

Government of Valencia is the coolest:

The symbol of the Government of Valencia

Just great:

The symbol of the Government of Valencia

The shield:

The shield

On a beach in Vinaròs:

On a beach in Vinaròs

The government of Catalonia:

The government of Catalonia symbol

On a police car:

The government of Catalonia symbol

On a tax authority building:

The government of Catalonia symbol

With all the symbols of Catalan councils:

The government of Catalonia symbol with all the symbols of Catalan councils
   
2015   design   Spain   world
2014   world

Europe 2010 and Palermo 

I’ve updated the “World” section with photos and stories from a trip to Europe in 2010. Here is a couple of them:

See and read the stories in this order:

  • Zurich, where road and sidewalk surfaces are level,
  • Milan, where street name plates are gorgeous and trams are adorable,
  • Nice, with a surprising diversity of hatches,
  • Cannes, where you watch fireworks,
  • Monte Carlo, where a street you walk turns out to be a roof of a building,
  • Paris, with transparent plastic bags instead of recycle bins,
  • Roads, signs and tunnels.

And then check out the new one, from a recent trip to Palermo:

   
2014   world
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