Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story

Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story

by Paul Shaw
     
 

How New York City subways signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.See more details below

Overview

How New York City subways signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262015486
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
651,524
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Shaw, an award-winning graphic designer, typographer, and calligrapher in New York City, teaches at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts. The designer or codesigner of eighteen typefaces, he is the coauthor of Blackletter: Type and National Identity and the author of Helvetica and the New York City Subway System (MIT Press). He writes about letter design in the blog Blue Pencil.

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