emiliano ponzi
The Great New York Subway Map

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This book introduces young readers to the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems, such as creating a map that can be understood by New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike. Emiliano Ponzi uses depictions of trains, subway stations, and the NYC skyline to tell the story of how the great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli created a new, easy-to-navigate subway map in 1972.

How was the illustration used:
picture book

How did you make this work:
Written and designed by Emiliano Ponzi, the book depicts the process from chaos to order in Massimo Vignelli 1972 New York subway map design.

Commissioner Name :
Moma-The Museum of Modern Art of New York
Commissioner Company :
Moma-The Museum of Modern Art of New York

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