Poster Celebrates All of New York's Subway Stops
The New York City subway system is a hulking, complex mammoth of an operation. With 468 subway stops on 24 lines, it has more than any other system in the world.
Designers Alex Daly and Hamish Smyth decided to honor New York's subways with a large poster that features every single stop. Smyth drew and alphabetically arranged all 468 subway station signs into a single print.
The couple are selling their celebration of public transportation with a Kickstarter. The posters come in three versions, the poster, the edition poster, and the fine silkscreen edition. The posters will be printed in Italy using 11 Pantone spot colors and will feature the modern black signs we see today.
The fancy silkscreened version will set you back at least $468, but it will be made in New York City by Alexander Heinrici, the artist known for his work with Andy Warhol. This version will have the older white and black color scheme that was originally created by Bob Noorda and Massimo Vignelli for the NYCTA in 1970.
Daly and Smyth have also done another transit themed Kickstarter. The couple reissued the NYCTA Standards Manual that was originally printed in the '70s. Both projects have been officially licensed by the MTA.