#63: LIKE A MAGIC EYE. Remember Magic Eyes? They were a big thing in the 1990s (God, I’m getting old): pictures of seemingly chaotic patterns which reveal hidden order when you stare at them in the right way. Most people couldn’t ‘see’ them. Sometimes I could, but I can’t make any sense of the one pictured below.
Below that is an image of the London Cycle Network. It also looks like a crazy pattern. No-one knew it contained hidden order until Simon Parker came up withhis London Cycle Map, shown in the final image below.
Simon saw the London Cycle Network not as a chaotic tangle of lines but as a series of long straight coloured routes, dissecting the capital in all directions.
A brilliant vision! With signage and markings on the streets corresponding to Parker’s London Cycle Map, cyclists could travel from anywhere to anywhere in the capital while remembering just a few coloured routes.
Can you see it? www.petition.co.uk/london-cycle-map-campaign
London Cycle Network
London Cycle Map