The discovery of a lost audio recording sheds new light on a pivotal event in design history: the 1978 debate between designer Massimo Vignelli and cartographer John Tauranac over the future of the NYC Subway Map. The New York Subway Map Debate features the full transcript and discussions that followed, along with never-before-seen photographs of the evening by Stan Ries. Edited by filmmaker and design historian Gary Hustwit, with a foreword by designer Paula Scher.
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The New York Subway Debate text © The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections
Photographs © Stan Ries
Maps © New York City Transit Authority
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Foreword: Paula Scher
Edited: Gary Hustwit
Published by Standards Manual and Gary Hustwit
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