The design-forward and civic-minded cycle company PUBLIC recently invited 27 renowned international designers to “interpret the concept of ‘public’ with a vision to reclaim urban streets, sidewalks and spaces for walking, biking and other social purposes.” The company hopes to shed light on what it views as a central issue to city infrastructure, namely, the meaning and accessibility of public space. Poster design, itself a traditionally public medium, suggests that designers have much to contribute in trying to re-conceive popular views of urbanism, transportation, or pedestrianism. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below. All 27 of the “PUBLIC WORKS” series posters are available for purchase here.
“PUBLIC” poster by Paula Scher