Missin' the Bussin
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Missin’ the Bussin

There’s been much debate in recent days over whether or not the TTC should remodel its crumbling, 50s-era “bathroom tile” subway stations (since now they can). A vocal proponent of the renovation plan has been TTC Commissioner and Councillor Sandra Bussin, who thinks that the common masses aren’t design-savvy enough to hold an opinion of much weight.
“I come from an art background,” she says, justifying her critical authority on the currently “boring” subway station design. “You know how they say that artists are usually fifteen years ahead of the public? Well, we as commissioners should be at least fifteen years ahead.”
That may be so, but we’re a little disappointed that someone with an art background and claiming a functional aesthetic sensibility has such an underwhelming and dysfunctional website design. Aside from noting Joomla’s default (and amusing) placeholder boilerplate, we wonder if Times New Roman and drop shadow effects will be le dernier cri of the design world fifteen years from now.
Because anyone who reads Toronto blogs will tell ya: typefaces and tile motifs are serious business.
Tip o’ the hat to Duncan Clark for making us look.