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TTC pop culture project reimagines subway platforms

Posted by Derek Flack / January 30, 2014

TTC pop cultureWhile the TTC has escaped corporate rebranding efforts on station platforms, a Toronto designer has dreamed up a way to inject a bit of pop culture into our daily commute. Put together by Trevor Twells, the TTC pop culture project is a fantasy exercise that uses station names as a spring board to bring characters like Frank Castle and George Costanza onto the platform.

Even for those who think we're already saturated with pop culture iconography, it's a fun little project that serves as a reminder that some TTC stations could really use a splash of creative design to spruce things up. And while these would be a way-finding nightmare, I have to say that the Drake entry in the series is just great. Here's a few more examples from the project.

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Blah / January 30, 2014 at 06:01 pm
I dont get the last one. Yorkville relates to that womanÉ
alex / January 30, 2014 at 06:02 pm
what is with blogto's infatuation with drake? every time there's a chance to say "I love drake" or "drake is my messiah" these writers seem to jump on that opportunity
Julia / January 30, 2014 at 06:53 pm
The last one is Bay station, the characters name is Faye from Cowboy Bebop. Also it wasn't blogTO's idea to put drake in but the Toronto designer's. Not that there's anything wrong with Drake. People need to chill out, its a interesting idea.
hpo replying to a comment from alex / January 30, 2014 at 08:07 pm
I frequent the site pretty frequently and have never seen either of those phrases. Your distaste for Drake says more about you than anything else.

Love St. George Costanza. A Rudyard Kipling with a Jungle Book theme would be pretty cool.
nick d / January 31, 2014 at 12:27 am
Yes! Frank Castle is amazing. I seriously think Gerry Conway must have ridden the TTC back in the 70s when he was writing comics for DC and Marvel.
NativeTorontonianAl / January 31, 2014 at 10:06 am
Drake's talent is....having a lot of connections and a heavy PR group.
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EastsideIntifada replying to a comment from NativeTorontonianAl / March 3, 2014 at 11:24 am
lol for real!!
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