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Scandanavian design helps NYC street vendors


Here is a useful bit of design from the Street Vendor Project and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). Created by Candy Chang, this neat little two page pamphlet is part instruction manual, part historical guide, and part propaganda. It was created to help New York City’s pushcart vendors learn about their rights and how to navigate the confusing regulations that constrain their craft.

I like this guide because it is concise and fun. It is also loaded with graphics and icons that will make it easy to use for the many street vendors for whom English is not a first (or second, or even third) language. Sure to be a great help to the many native English speakers who find the regulations hard to follow as well!

For anyone who is interested in learning more about the business of street vending, this pamphlet is a great place to start. It makes for some fascinating trivia you can use to impress your friends at parties.

Possible side effects of reading this pamphlet include a sudden, urgent desire for a hot dog.

Read the pamphlet here (for some reason they are two separate links):