Needless to say, presenting to Tokyo Metro and being rewarded with the Excellent Design Prize was the purpose and highlight of our travels to Japan, but that’s not to say TMA didn’t take the opportunity to explore the simplicity of the architecture, the complexity of the urban realm and the quietly effective transport systems. More of which in later posts.
For this one we wish to draw attention to the fascination with order and form, to the delicate and controlled manner in which information is recorded and expressed, the calm visual grid, the continuity of message, the subtlety of change in repetition. It is a theme that is as true in the traditional as it is in the modern.
And then there is the ticketing.