Vignelli Transit Maps

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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.

Product Details
  • Author, Peter B. Lloyd, Mark Ovenden

  • 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.

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About the Artist

Designers Lella Vignelli (Italian, 1934-2016) and Massimo Vignelli (Italian, 1931-2014) had a lifelong collaborative working relationship. Associated with the modernist tradition, the Vignellis commonly used minimalistic and geometric forms within their work. They worked in many different design fields, including interior, graphic, environmental, furniture, and product Design. The Vignellis moved to New York in 1966 to lead the New York branch of Unimark International, a large design firm that is responsible for many renowned corporate images, such as American Airlines, New York City subway, and the Washington D.C. metro. Together, they founded Vignelli Associates, through which they worked with clients such as IBM, Bloomingdales, and Knoll. In 2008, Massimo and Lella Vignelli donated the entire archive of their design work to Rochester Institute of Technology. The archive is housed in a building designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, The Vignelli Center For Design Studies