Icons Tell A Story

If there’s anything I like more than great writing, it’s great icons. These are from a website called the InfrastructureReportCard.org. (external link). It was produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It’s a well done site and I encourage you to visit.

The graphic artist who made these terrific images is not credited. That’s a shame. It takes real talent to make a United States’ map out of icons. Here’s something in black and white that I converted from a transparent .png file.

And an original from their site in color. Click on the image or click here for a full size image (internal link)

 

Other icons are similarly imaginative. See below and click for the full size graphic. Can you guess what each icon represents?

Upper row (From left to right)

Aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees

Lower row (From left to right)

Ports, public parks, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, transit, wastewater

Click here for a larger image (internal link)

About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer who specializes in history, technology, and human interest stories.
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