Friday, April 12, 2013

Map Quest

“Every line a different color, every stop a dot.”
In 1972, when the NY MTA hired Mario Vignelli to develop a new plan for subterranean navigation, he was tasked with streamlining the wayfinding process for riders and bringing New York into the future.
Train routes were straightened into neat angles to make a tidy diagram out of the actual snarl of criss-crossing tunnels. Forty years later, graphic designers still laud Vignelli’s map as a triumph.

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