NYCT Full Size Graphics Standards Manual
Limited edition reissue of the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, by Unimark's Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda.
Officially licensed by the MTA and originally only available through the Kickstarter campaign. The New York Transit Museum has a very small quantity for purchase.
Full specifications of the reissue:
Printed in Italy.
364 pages with 176 four-color plates.
Plates printed from high-resolution scans of the original Standards Manual.
12 page introduction and essay (1 color).
13.5” W × 13.5" H (343 x 343 mm).
Hardcover with Cialux cloth wrap and foil stamped title on the cover and spine.
Smyth (section) sewn binding.
3 gate folds.
Printed on 100 and 140 gsm Munken Pure ivory offset paper.
White head and tail bands.
9 PMS spot colors for the color pages 46-54 in the original.
Hand sewn binding.
Measures 13.5" (343mm) square and weighs over 7 lbs (3.2kg).
See the story of the original Kickstarter campaign here
|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.|