Graphic Designer Courtney R. returned from her first Go Ahead tour inspired by the sights she saw in London, Paris & Amsterdam. Here, she gives her own take on some of these iconic cities’ most famous landmarks.
While on our sightseeing tour of the city, we passed by this closed railway station. The typography really appealed to me: It was easily readable from a distance, but still well-crafted. And made out of tile, too—no easy feat!
When we went to the Louvre, I got to stand inside one of my favorite structures in the world: I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid. Being there, I could see firsthand how the structure’s beauty lies in how it was constructed—the patterns and shapes are made by all of the supporting cables and fasteners that keep it standing.
In Amsterdam, bicycling is a cultural standard—many residents forgo cars completely. (Think bicycle traffic jams at rush hour—no joke!) A bit of the rider’s personality comes out in what their bikes look like, since they are such a part of daily life in the city. I saw so many different colored bikes in my few days there, and while I was wandering around, I would frequently theorize about the relationship between bike color and personality type.