Vignelli Transit Maps

by Peter B. Lloyd, Mark Ovenden
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Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows this city’s transportation growth from separate, independent lines to one large system.  Peter Lloyd uncovers the history of the Vignelli map that includes the legacy of the people who created and promoted this New York icon—as well as those who hastened its demise. The book includes a first glimpse at original, early development sketches of the famed map and of its recent successors.

About the Author

Peter B. Lloyd worked for thirty years in the software design industry and has a passion for collecting subway maps from around the world. He obtained a BSC Hons in Mathematics from Cardiff University and a Certificate in Philosophy from Oxford University. He is co-editor of Paris Metro Style in Map and Station Design (2008) and the author of several books on the philosophy of George Berkeley.

Mark Ovenden, FRGS, is a broadcaster and author who specializes in the subjects of graphic design, cartography, and architecture in public transport with an emphasis on underground rapid transit. He is the author of Metro Maps of the World (2008), Transit Maps of the World (2007), Paris Metro Style (2008), Paris Underground (2009), and London Underground by Design (2012).

Also available in a set with Two Lives, One Vision at a special price.

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Book details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (12/2012)
ISBN-10: 978-1-933360-62-1
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 128
Illustrations: color
Size: 9 x 12 in.
Shipping Weight: 1

Table of contents




1              Transit Mapping and Modernism

2              Washington: The Lost Transit Map

3              New York: Mapping the Labyrinth

4              New York: Birth of the Subway Map

5              New York: Life and Death of the Subway Map

6              Influence of the Vignelli Subway Map

7              New York: Rebirth of the Subway Map

Biography of Massimo Vignelli


New York Subway Map Timeline