New and Improved

Here’s a great slideshow of Massimo Vignelli’s recently-updated New York subway map (the original was designed in 1972). Unsurprisingly, it is still just as beautiful, clean extremely easy to use. So I can’t fathom why the city wouldn’t ditch the current version for this far superior design.

Vignelli map

Apparently Men’s Vogue was also distributing free copies of the new and improved design in their May 2008 issue after the 500 previously released signed prints had sold out. I can’t believe I missed this!


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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