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Original languageEnglish
Issue number181
JournalGrafik Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Massimo Vignelli's design for the New York City subway map has become a classic piece of graphic design on a par with Harry Beck's London Underground map. Kerry William Purcell met up with Vignelli in New York to discuss the finer points of map design, the inspiration for the 1972 original and how it stacks up against the version that replaced it

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