The Great New York Subway Map (Hardcover)

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I get completely lost in this book's beautiful world every time I read it. Through stunning illustrations, we learn the story of how an Italian graphic designer ingeniously created the New York City subway map as we know it. This book perfectly captures everything that is beautiful about trains, maps, and New York City. I'd recommend this book to any lover of public transportation, cities, and graphic design, regardless of age. 

— From Jacob


Nearly 6 million riders use the New York City subway every day. How do you make a map that helps all of them get to where they are going? The Great New York Subway Map, written and illustrated by Emiliano Ponzi and published by The Museum of Modern Art, in association with the New York Transit Museum, tells the fascinating story of the map’s creation in 1972 by the great Italian designer Massimo Vignelli and his team, and introduces young readers to the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems and shape our world.

About the Author

Emiliano Ponzi’s award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the Washington Post. He lives in Milan and New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781633450257
ISBN-10: 1633450252
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English