Georges Zigrand's Blog

Canary Wharf map texture

Posted in Colours, textures & surfaces, Street furniture & public realm by zigideluxe on 26/05/2010

Applying a texture to the surface of street furniture is not only enhancing the visual quality (by adding intricacy, light and shadow), it also helps damages and scratches to ‘disappear’ and makes fly-posting very difficult. This need for texture in street furniture is usually solved by applying a straightforward pattern with no particular meaning or context but in this great example of a lamp post from Canary Wharf in London, the designers have used a simplified map of the very area where they are implemented as the basis of the pattern.

Street furniture texture

Street furniture texture

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