NYC subway

The Swiss Underground In NYC

Hear from Pentagram's Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth about their reissue the 1967 loose-leaf NYC Subway System Standards Manual created by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda.

The Vend Diagram

Some of you may recall when the NYC subway (like the Paris subway today) had a fine array of vending machines offering gum, soda and snacks. Take a look back with these vintage photographs.

Posters Down Under

If it seems like the New York subways are more inundated with advertising than ever before, it is because the NYC transit system has been adding new sites for ads, including the interior of subway tunnels. Back in the late 1940s and early ’50s, designers like Paul Rand (top and below...