New York Subway

Beauty vs. Usability: Exploring Information Design Through Subway Maps

We’ve all been there. The tourist in an unfamiliar city, not-so-subtly trying to make sense of a new transit system. What should be a simple trip from A to B quickly turns into missed connections and lost minutes. Years spent mastering one system may not prepare you for navigating another—as a New Yorker often...

Take the SVA Train: Louise Fili's Homage to New York's Subway Signage

For decades the School of Visual Arts in New York City has been famous for the unstinting excellence of its promotional efforts. The most visible of these works have been subway posters notable for their blend of memorable copywriting and arresting imagery. The latest example is an eye-catching simulation of the mosaics that are...