As Mark McKinley puts it, “no collector ever says, ‘I’ve gone too far.'” After 27 years and an official Guinness World Record, he stands by that statement.
Iconic. Minimalist. Formal. All of these terms describe the subway’s most identifiable characteristic: its signs—something Trevor MacDermid knows a thing or two about. A web designer living in Brooklyn, MacDermid is the founder of Underground Signs, a company launched two years ago that creates custom transit signs according to the MTA’s standards. In this film, MacDermid shares his hypothesis on why New Yorkers are so emotionally attached to these slabs of metal with white Helvetica letters splayed against a black background.
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Elizabeth Ladzinski is a visual journalist and Southern transplant inspired by the social impact of documentary film and photography.
Additional camera by Corey Crago.
Music: “Wavy Glass” by Podington Bear
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Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.
As Chinese investment turns this mineral-rich region into a cash cow, does the Southern Mongolian culture have any hope of survival? A few families are willing to fight for it.
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