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Thursday, December 27, 2012

NYC´s subways: different maps through the years






What´s right and wrong about the graphic design for those maps?

¨The most iconic edition remains the most controversial.  Designer Massimo Vignelli’s clean modern lines and bold colors changed the branding of the subway in 1972 and elevated the map to the level of modern art. It also distorts geography. His map lasted just seven years before confused passengers convinced the MTA to replace it. Vignelli still staunchly defends his design, and in doing so, has offered some choice observations about other versions.¨
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