Author @ the Library presents: “Helvetica and the New York City Subway System,” with Paul Shaw
Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library
6:30 pm, Monday, 23 May 2011
This visual lecture will show how the signs in the New York City subway system have evolved over the past forty-ﬁve years, from the ﬁrst attempt by Unimark to create a coherent, cohesive and modular system in 1966 to its incarnation today. The resulting story is more than a tale of a typeface; it is a look at the forces that have molded a signage system. For more information visit: Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library.