The New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual is a design lover's dream and spotlights iconic visuals that are familiar to city locals and tourists alike. The visually bold manual breaks down key branding examples, showing design fans how each logo or transit symbol came to life.
Featuring scanned versions of Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda's original design work, the NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates the history of the city's iconic subway system and the many signs, and symbols it is synonymous with.
The manual spotlights everything from process work to final versions of wayfinding, and directional symbols, subway station name logos, and even typography experiments, making it a collectible design lovers will cherish.
Following in the footsteps of art history publications that spotlight classic works, this graphic standards manual illustrates the cultural importance of New York's subway system and its bold visual identity.