Documents and presentations about TTC signage
I’ve written a number of articles and other documents about TTC signage. (Nothing is licensed under Creative Commons.)
I’ve written many blog entries on the subject.
I have an old article (1994) about Paul Arthur’s candidate redesign of the wayfinding on the subway. (See my page on his signage redesign.)
Presentation to the TTC
I made a presentation to the Toronto Transit Commission on 2007.01.31 on the condition of signage in the TTC. The presentation was available in four forms:
- Five-minute presentation, which you had to be there to see
- Online slideshow
- Unreasonably large tagged PDF of a report I handed out to the chair, vice-chair, and acting general manager of the TTC, a rather dramatic and minimalist (also 28″-wide) photo album
- Longer presentation at Toronto Transit Camp, which you had to be there to see
In response to my presentation, TTC commissioners ordered staff to produce a report on signage and wayfinding, which I later demolished.
Letters to TTC
- The truth about station-domination advertising in the TTC: Did you know about one-third of people were always opposed to it?
- Notes on statements by General Manager Gary Webster on signage at the June 2007 TTC meeting
A report (PDF) on type treatments for GO Transit, in which we proved to skeptical engineers that fonts have performance characteristics and that Helvetica performs poorly for signage. (The lesson was, of course, ignored)
There are also dozens of available photos.