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 the 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 informgram design was a terrible choice that’s confused locals and tourists alike for the past three decades.
The Vignelli Designs commissioned the 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, ultra-white eggshell cover. The 1972 map recalls the look of the much-hailed 1930s designed London Underground map and is available for you to buy it at $299.