Pentagram to kickstart a reprint of the NYCTA

Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, two designers at Unimark back in the late 60s designed the New York City Transit system. Untangling the chaos and designing a complete signage system took them about 4 years. Pentagram found a copy of the original, and photographed each page and put the manual online for the world to see.

Now Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth are working on a project and plan to kickstart a full-size reissue of the NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual.

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