Saturday, November 26, 2011

More Books!

In my quest to assemble my life's library - more books than I could ever read - I picked up three at Book Barn today.

"Flatland" is Victorian social satire. About geometry. It's mostly remembered for its discussion of life in the 2D plane, rather than its scathing critique of the Victorians. It's also a fabulous way to more fully understand dimensions, especially getting an idea of the 4th dimension.

The other two I got are about trolleys. One is a 1961 book about systems all around the US, focusing heavily on the Midwest interurban lines, almost all of which are now gone. The other is a publication of the Connecticut Valley chapter of the National Railway Historical Society about several former trolley lines that once existed here in southeastern Connecticut and the nearby sections of Rhode Island. They were ultimately integrated into the Norwich and Westerly system, and included the Pawcatuck Valley Street Railway, Groton and Stonington Street Railway, and the Ashaway and Westerly Railway. It also covers the New London & East Lyme Street Railway.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ball Square Station rendering

From the Youtube channel of Sommerville STEP comes this awesome animated rendering of the future Ball Square station, part of the Green Line Extension:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Do the Impossible

Bit of a filler post while I get my life in order, but here's a Firefly poster I made the other day:

(A note to a user from tumblr who pointed out the similarity: Yes, it is based on this older poster, authorship unknown. Unlike the low-quality raster original, this is a high-quality vector version (here published as a large raster) that's suitable for poster-size printing.)