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Massimo Vignelli & Bob Noorda
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL. NEW YORK: UNIMARK INTERNATIONAL, [1966-]1970.
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Massimo Vignelli & Bob Noorda
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL. NEW YORK: UNIMARK INTERNATIONAL, [1966-]1970.
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Massimo Vignelli & Bob Noorda
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL. NEW YORK: UNIMARK INTERNATIONAL, [1966-]1970.
Folio; title page, table, 174 lithographed pages including 3 folding pages and 9 "Color Coding Swatches" pages. 
Single leaf: 13 by 13 in.; 33 by 33 cm.
Folding leaf: 13 by 25 in.; 33 by 63.5 cm.
5 Ring Binder with printed orange cloth cover:
15 1/4 by 13 1/2 by 2 7/8 in.; 39 by 34.5 by 7.5 cm.
Light mat burn over the title page, painting and glue stains on the back cover. 
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Catalogue Note

In 1967 the New York City Transit Authority hired Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, of the design firm Unimark International, to design a signage and wayfinding system that would solve the problem underground.

The work they delivered, the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, succeeded in that goal and, perhaps unintentionally, the Standards Manual became one of the world’s classic examples of modern design, an icon of graphic design and New York cultural life

Recently “rediscovered", the Standards Manual is today praised for its beauty, genius and the way it facilitates all New Yorkers’ everyday life. 

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