Poster, New York City Subway Map, 1974
In his 1974 New York subway map, Massimo Vignelli used an eight-color palette to communicate the complex system, assigning each line a specific color. Critics found the diagrammatic plan too abstract, but many aspects of the design, including the color-coding of the lines, were retained in future iterations.
It is credited
Gift of Unknown Donor.
Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:
Its dimensions are
71.1 x 58.4 cm (28 x 23 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, New York City Subway Map, 1974; USA; offset lithograph on white wove paper; 71.1 x 58.4 cm (28 x 23 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1987-24-2