The history of the NYC subway and Helvetica

Category : design
Date : February 22, 2017

 

AIGA has written an informative and comprehensive history of New York’s famous subway signage, and it’s iconic use of type, particularly the world-famous Helvetica

 

Author Paul Shaw goes into great detail on the pre-1960s mishmash of mosaic and enamel signs, and the evolution of a graphic system still in use today that became a template for public signage all over the world.

Read the full article over at AIGA

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