Snow Removal, New-York-MTA-Style


The American northeast is still digging out from Friday’s blizzard. Core77 HQ and the rest of NYC got off relatively easy, with just under a foot of snow. Up in New England, Coroflot HQ was buried in the two-foot range, and Massachusetts got walloped with closer to three.

While our Yankee snow removal techniques are not as involved as Japan’s Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority at least has some pretty bad-ass machinery. The MTA’s job is to keep the tracks clear, and they use this thing for the outdoor subway lines:


That’s a jet-powered snowblower, which sweeps, grinds and launches the snow up to 200 feet away, where it becomes someone else’s problem. But for clearing the Metro-North rails, which run proper trains up and out of the city, the MTA uses this beast:


That’s one of three jet-powered snow melters the MTA’s recently tuned up. While they move along the tracks via a conventional diesel motor, it’s a powerful turbine engine designed for aircraft that does the melting.

The engines produce exhaust that’s 600 degrees Fahrenheit, which virtually vaporizes snow. “If the jets do the job right, all you see is steam coming off the steel,” said Peter Hall, Foreman of the Maintenance of Way Equipment Shop in North White Plains. “They produce 2,500 pounds of thrust, which makes them very good at getting under heavy, wet slush, ice and crusty snow.”


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Student Work – Eric Lowery

Designed by Eric Lowery | Country: United States

“Hell’s Mouth is a fictional, restaurant catered to those who prefer even their most top-notch steaks covered in sauce. Founded by a priest who left the church to become a chef, their branding needed to portray true devotion to barbecue.”

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Eighthirty Coffee Roasters

Designed by Butcher & Butcher ltd | Country: New Zealand

“Originally designed in 2009 Eighthirty Coffee Roasters asked Butcher & Butcher ltd to refresh their packaging for 2013. The packs talk directly to your taste buds, celebrating subtle differences in each flavour, origin and blend. 

We maintained a simple colour palate, while the ephemeral typographic treatment allows each pack to have a unique voice, yet change as the coffee flavours and brand evolve over time.”

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Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: HHI V7 Wayward: A spin around NYC on the latest custom creation from Phili-based motorcycle design and build shop

Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: HHI V7 Wayward

Built to accomodate the daily commute or a bare bones cross country ride, the V7 Wayward from Hammarhead Industries is your minimalist’s dream motorcycle. Unveiled in late January of this year and based on the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, the V7 Wayward is a loud, powerful mid-sized bike designed…

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A’ Packaging Design Award Call for Entries

A’ Design Award & Competition has announced their call for submissions for the packaging category. Packaging designers are invited to submit their works before February 28, 2013.

The A’ Packaging Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, packaging design companies and other business in the package manufacturing industry worldwide.

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2013. Winners will get early communication on March 7, 2013, and results will be announced to the public on April 15, 2013 when the award winners’ exhibition starts. The winning work will also be showcased here on Lovely Package on April 15, 2013.

In addition to the award winners’ kit which includes the award trophy, the annual yearbook, printed certificate in metal frame, award winners manual, free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition in Italy, Poland and India, free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, free utilization of DesignMediator services, inclusion in BuySellDesign Network, proof of creation service, free subscription to, free listing at DesignMegaStore, guaranteed publication through IDNN and DXGN Networks to 100+ magazines including Design Interviews & DM Design Magazine, press release preparation and distribution through DesignPRWire, publicity and visibility through DesignMedia communications, feedbacks, judging and evaluation of entries by a respected jury panel, lifelong licensing of the award winners logo, A2 poster design and printing for exhibition, and many others such as inclusion in the World Design Rankings, all of which are provided with no further fees, winners of the A’ Design Award are provided extensive and exclusive marketing and communication services to promote the success of winning the A’ Award.

Register and Submit your work to A’ Design Award and Competition.

View previous A’ Design Award & Competition winners.

View the A’ Design Award Gala-Night or Exhibition Photos.

If you’re not a packaging designer, you may want to check other A’ Design Award & Competition categories here.

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Check out some photos of the event and a selection of last years winners after the jump.

D’oro by Guilherme Jardim

Ql Jrne 25 by Kathy Roessner

Birzu Duona – Grissini by Edvardas Kavarskas

Kasatka by Anastasia Smyslova

Town Calendar 2013 by Katsumi Tamura

Amur Tiger by Guilherme Jardim

Farm & Safari Calendar 2013 by Katsumi Tamura

Black Label by Jason Hobson

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Wilkinson: Smooth Valentine’s Day

Gentlemen, today is not the day to irritate her. Smooth Valentine’s Day.

Advertising Agency: JWT Paris, France
Art Director: Laura Moreau
Copywriter: Antoine Defaye
Illustrator: TYRSA
Published: February 2013

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tent light by johan carpner + alexander lervik for zero lighting

like real tents, the pendant lamps can be disassembled and packed into a small bag.

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