Are you a regular with Men’s Vogue Magazine? Well the back cover of this month’s issue of Men’s Vogue. has a fold out of the Massimo Vignelli designed 1972 New York subway map. For those of you who have visited or know of the current New York subway map, you will know that it is a convoluted mess, at best. It is said that the decision in 1979 to go with a literal design versus an infogram design was a terrible choice that’s confused locals and tourists alike for the past three decades.
The Vignelli Designs commissioned map is an updated interpretation of the existing New York map created in a limited edition of 500 pieces and signed by Massimo Vignelli himself. It is 36 inches × 45 inches and printed on Number 80 Mohawk superfine, ultrawhite eggshell cover. The 1972 map recalls the look of the much hailed 1930’s designed London Underground map and is available for you to buy it at $299.