1972 Vignelli Map Puzzle
In 1972, the newly organized MTA brought in Massimo Vignelli to redesign the NYC subway map. Vignelli, who had two years earlier developed a graphics manual for the subway system, created a high-style graphic masterpiece. Simple, elegant and abstract, the Vignelli subway map has long been considered a landmark in modern graphic design. The diagrammatic map, originally intended to be accompanied by two geographic and one verbal map in each local station, continued as the sole map until 1979 when a version of the map still in use today was introduced.
This iconic map is considered one of the greatest graphic design accomplishments.
100 Piece Puzzle
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
|What's the Story||Massimo Vignelli's subway diagram is a hallmark of modernist elegance, distilling New York's huge, complicated transit system into a sequence of straight lines, rainbow colors and black dots. New York City's offical subway map from 1972 to 1979, the diagram remains iconic in the design world. In 2011, it was repurposed for the digital age, serving as the basis for the MTA Weekender app and website. Not only responsible for the map, Vignelli also established the graphic standards still used today throughout the subway system.|