The 2012 version is based on Vignelli’s iconic 1972 subway map, but it’s been updated based on satellite data, and improved for better legibility. The poster is printed in Pantone and Hexachrome inks on acid-free archival cover-weight paper.
SuperWarmRed Designs will also be releasing a series of six posters designed by Vignelli Associates, that feature tight crops of the New York City Subway Diagram. The set will be printed in Pantone inks on acid-free archival cover-weight paper and will be sold as a set. Look for this series soon.
I really love the detail series. Hoping the set will be reasonably priced.
It won’t be exactly like the original manual. The original is ring bound in binder, but the reissue will feature a cloth hardcover and unaltered high-resolution scans of each page of the manual, all Smyth sewn together. It will measure 13.5” W × 13.5″ H (343 x 343 mm).There will be an introduction by Michael Bierut, and an essay by New York magazine writer Christopher Bonanos.
The manual will be printed in Italy on 100 and 140 gsm Munken Pure ivory offset paper. The cover, introduction, and essay headings will be set in a custom version of Standard Medium by type designer Nick Sherman, that he recreated from the photographs of the original manual.
This is a great way to get this wonderful piece of design history in the hands of more people. I’ve backed it.
I’ve been trying to get my hands on a copy of the NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual for years now with no luck. I came very close last year when I was bidding on an eBay auction for a copy, but I lost it. I still regret not bidding higher.
Seems like these folks have better luck, because they happened to find a first edition copy in a locker beneath some old gym clothes at Pentagram’s NY office. Are you kidding me? Nope. Lucky bastards. They photographed every page and put high-res photos up on a site for us all to drool over. Enjoy.
Studio Von Birken‘s work has already been written about on many blogs and I try not to write about work that’s been mentioned everywhere, but their work is too good to ignore. SvB is a New York based boutique studio founded by Katia Küthe & Philipp Müssigmann and their work is excellent. See for yourself.
Streetlab will exhibit new work by young Amsterdam artists in NYC this coming weekend. From fashion design and visual arts to photography and graphic design, Pop Up Story includes work by And Beyond, LEW, Parra, Danielle van Ark, Jolijn Snijders, Isabella Rozendaal, Experimental Jetset, Patta, Glu, Melanie Bonajo, Coriette Schoenaerts, Rush Hour, Rockwell, Elza Jo, Wyne Veen, Vincent van de Waal, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Orpheu de Jong, Tarja Szaraniec, Miktor & Molf, High Nature, Constant Dullaart, Rafael Rozendaal and The Sessions.
It’s a can’t miss! I hope I have a chance to get there and see it.
75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th Streets)
September 10 – September 13
Thu 12.00 – 05.00
Fri 12.00 – 07.00
Sat 12.00 – 08.00
Sun 10.00 – 02.00