April 30, 2010

City Railway Systems


For South Korean design studio Zero Per Zero’s first exhibition in the UK, Kemistry Gallery presents new versions of their well-known City Railway System series, including LED display panels, hand-drawn maps, paintings, and acrylic pieces.

A strong graphical style is applied across all solutions providing an international language that can be transferred from city to city. Although similar in style, each map is unique taking inspiration from well-known characteristics of the city. My personal favourite was Seoul, the curved lines are accentuated to represent Tae-Geuk mark of the national flag of Korea, which is a refreshing change to the all too familiar linear systems we are used to. A well thought out and beautifully executed series of work.