The New York City Subway Map As You’ve Never Seen It Before • Discoverology

The New York City Subway Map As You’ve Never Seen It Before

In 1979, responding to complaints from riders that the subway map was difficult to use, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority hired the Manhattan design firm Michael Hertz and Associates to create a new map. The M.T.A. subway map is a record of how graphic design, politics and geography have shaped the city over the last 40 years.

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