New York Subway Guide in 1972
New York Subway Guide, 1972

How Vignelli’s Design Still Influences NYC’s Subway Maps Today

Celebrating Massimo Vignelli’s Design Legacy

Allen Hillery
Jul 25, 2019 · 8 min read

One of Massimo Vignelli’s legacies is his NYC Subway System signage. The comprehensive visual design system includes Helvetica typeface and an iconic color scheme for the subway’s various lines.