The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, an exploration of the intricacies of urban design, features illustrations by Patrick Vale. Photo: Handout The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, an exploration of the intricacies of urban design, features illustrations by Patrick Vale. Photo: Handout
The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, an exploration of the intricacies of urban design, features illustrations by Patrick Vale. Photo: Handout

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Urban design explained: the signs, the symbols, the mysterious objects, and why LED panels have replaced the glow of neon

  • Cities surround us with arcane signs, symbols and objects of unsuspected meaning, says American radio producer Roman Mars in his new book The 99% Invisible City
  • Mars provides an offbeat guide ‘to decoding the built world’

Topic |   Architecture and design
The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, an exploration of the intricacies of urban design, features illustrations by Patrick Vale. Photo: Handout The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, an exploration of the intricacies of urban design, features illustrations by Patrick Vale. Photo: Handout
The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, an exploration of the intricacies of urban design, features illustrations by Patrick Vale. Photo: Handout
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