Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The British Transit Tapestry

Did you ever think of yellow taxi paint as a wasted opportunity? Me neither, until now.

Taxis and buses in Britain don't mess around when it comes to design, as the above pictures Brett and I took  in Edinburgh, London, and Oxford clearly show. Since it's cheaper here to buy a jacuzzi for your bedroom than gas for your car, these splendidly painted vehicles whiz by every few seconds, carrying tourists and locals alike, and advertising everything from science facts to musicals to other countries, my personal favorites. And why shouldn't the ubiquitous taxis of London suggest trips to Malaysia, Turkey or Greece? After all, anyone seeing them on the street has already paid to come to England, so the tourism board needn't worry about sudden urges to head for the Mediterranean...

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