Brendan writes about the burden foisted upon the button presser. Who is the button presser? They are the one that lines up at the train door first.
Unless that train is in the US where we don’t have such buttons. I’ve often wondered why so many other countries give passengers a button to press to open doors. Perhaps the designers of trains have decided that our populace isn’t really qualified to push buttons.
The New York Times features a selection of posters from the book Airline Visual Identity, 1945-1975. During those years, airline advertising was much more bold and hip than today. The related article explores the reasons why.
Poster credits, from the left: Victor Vasarely. Stone lithograph, 1948. David Klein. Silkscreen, circa 1956. Anonymous. Offset lithograph, circa 1969.
“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost,” the writer Ray Bradbury said in a 1990 interview with Rob Couteau. “There’s nothing better than to walk around Paris and not know where in hell you are.”