1972 Vignelli Subway Map

1972 Vignelli Subway Map

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1972 modernist subway map by designer, Massimo Vignelli who also designed the New York City Transit Authority’s Graphic Standards Manual in 1970. This simplified map is not geographicalyl accurate, simplifying the subway system into a diagram of colored lines. Each station is represented by a dot and linked to other color-coded lines running vertical, horizontal, or at 45 degree angles. Water is beige, parks are brown, the boroughs are greatly distorted with no mention of specific landmarks or neighborhoods. Central Park, for example is wider than it is tall.

Since the map was replaced for a more geographically accurate map in 1979, the map has become a favorite for graphic design enthusiasts.

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