Vignelli Transit Maps

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
Rochester Institute of Technology

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies leads through practice and programs in the interpretation of quality design. We strive to inspire widespread recognition of how the artifacts we collect, preserve and understand broaden and enrich life. We do so as stewards of the legacy of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, who valued excellence, creativity and innovation.

Massimo and Lella Vignelli were committed to a generous and important initiative at RIT. As world-class designers with over fifty years of combined career success, the Vignellis always made education a high priority. As a result of their close collaboration with RIT and its design faculty and administration, RIT has established the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.