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The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway


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The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

 

2nd ave sagas posted a link to this great article about the history of the differents fonts the (MTA)/(NYCT) used over the years in the subway. I never knew all the work that goes in to design subway signage.

Link here to article/piece,

http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/the-mostly-true-story-of-helvetica-and-the-new-york-city-subway?pp=1

 

It is a very great read.

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Found one mistake.

 

"A second reason is that by the end of the 1980s most MTA buses were using LED displays"

 

Flip-discs. LED displays only came into existence on buses within the past 5-10 years.

 

Otherwise it's a great read.

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