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Clever Transportation Advertisement Round-Up

A friend posted this image on Facebook today:

Also photoshopped to replace "HD Traffic" with "Get a bike!"

Its made the rounds of the internet already, so you may have already seen it, but it reminded me what a rash of good design exists around bikes.  Bicycles are so graphically appealing and there’s been so much good design that incorporates bikes.  For example:

where can I get a light like that?

By artist Nick Dewar for ReadyMade magazine

I found this poster in 2007 and have been in love with it ever since.  I think everything about it is perfect, especially since it uses the bike as an agent of nostalgia, and it doesn’t come across as strident or nagging (and I say this as someone occasionally strident and nagging when it comes to bicycles vs. cars).

Here’s another one; when living in Boston I encountered this constantly with my husband, who didn’t have a bike and therefore found his mobility noticeably impaired relative to mine (he walked to work and drove to his hockey games in the suburbs, and everything else was discretionary).  Regardless, its so true – now that he has a bike (in England), our ability to get around has actually improved, even though we no longer have a car.

Poster designed by Entropy Studio.

 There are lots of others, but these are my favorite, especially because they weren’t sponsored by a bike vendor.

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