Peter Lloyd Presents a History of NYC's Subway Maps

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A headshot of Peter Lloyd.

RIT's Vignelli Center for Design Studies hosted software designer Peter Lloyd for a talk about his documentation of the history of New York City's subway map.

Lecture title: "Why was the Classic Vignelli Subway Map Jettisoned in the 1970s?" 

The lecture covered his chronicling of the legacy of NYC's subway map, originally designed by Massimo Vignelli. Through interviews with different people involved in the iconic map's design over the years, archival searches and the transit memorabilia marketplace, Lloyd has assembled primary materials that show the map's evolution. His book, Vignelli: Transit Mapswas published by RIT Press in 2012. The sequel, Geography Bites Back, will be self-published this year.


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Josh Owen
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When and Where
January 19, 2022
Room/Location: Wegmans Theater
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Open to the Public

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