Busytown is Indeed Busy

A brilliant deconstruction of Richard Scarry’s Busytown, the setting of many of Scarry’s most popular children’s books featuring anthropomorphic animals and food-shaped cars, from transportation engineer David Levinson sheds some light on the socio-economics and infrastructure behind a place that is, on reflection, indeed quite busy.

Above, the colorful but questionable mechanics and politics of energy production in Busytown, as seen in the 1968 What Do People Do All Day? Below, some alternative vehicles from Cars and Trucks and Things that Go (1974).

One Response to “Busytown is Indeed Busy”

  1. Pat December 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM #

    Where’s Goldbug?

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