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The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual contains scans of Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda’s (Unimark) modernist masterpiece.

The manual describes the design and construction for the iconic NYC subway signs that we still see and use today, but above all it’s a beautiful and important piece of design history.

Designed by Massimo Vignelli
and Bob Noorda, Unimark, 1970


  • 356 pages
  • 10 × 10"
  • 25.4 × 25.4 cm
  • CMYK + 9 Pantone® spot colors
  • Stochastic screen
  • Case-bound
  • Silkscreened cover and spine
  • Italian cloth wrapped
  • Printed in Italy


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