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NYC Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual

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Being a digital artist I follow numerous art blogs on Tumblr, and not too long ago happened to stumble upon this lost gem. It's a New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual, published in 1970. It basically details EVERYTHING design-wise that the Transit Authority laid out for their signs, layouts and whatever else is published in this book. These are pictures/scans, enjoy!

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I'm getting a kick out of this one. Flipping through the pages of this pearl of a find as I speak Mr. SoSpetacular ....

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Damn good find Arn! I have a freind who actually has a copy of this book, but now I can see all the pages online, wooohoooo :3 *does the happy fox dance*

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So, the design of New York subway signages date back of 1970 or even before.

Interesting fact to know. :)

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So, the design of New York subway signages date back of 1970 or even before.
Interesting fact to know. :)

 

Older photos from the 1970s will show that it took them a while to fully adopt the new signs, there were still plenty of older signs around until the late 70s and even in the 80s you could still see some ancient pre-Unimark signs.

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Same as Paris, even if we introduced a new signage design in the 1990's, there are still some old signs (from the 1970's and 1980's) today.

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