In the beginning of 2018, Rosa reached out to us about the upcoming volume of Cereal magazine that they had in the works. Volume 15 would be focused on the topic of sustainability, and one story in particular was about slow travel by trains. We knew Richard Aslan, the writer of this piece, had been travelling first-hand by train over the past months for this article since we were exchanging emails throughout his journey. The article discusses the merits of train travel compared to other modes of transport, such as cars and planes, which have a larger carbon footprint. Richard Aslan’s writing takes us to three major cities (Berlin, New York and Tokyo) with potential train trips for each surrounding area. We were asked to create a graphic to accompany the writing.
Having worked with Cereal on previous projects such as: the Cereal website, These Islands, and Cereal city guides, we were excited to contribute to the magazine that started it all; especially on the topic of sustainability. At Studio Faculty and SORT, we deeply value sustainability and minimizing consumption. It is something we strive towards in both design and in everyday life.