New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual


Author Jesse Reed (Compiler), Hamish Smyth (Compiler)
Publisher Standards Manual LLC
Date 2015
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 10" x 10" x 1.5", 352 pages
The Standards Manual Compact Edition is a 10” x 10” reissue of the New York City Transit Authority 1970 Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda.

The Manual details the theory, typography, color, and other graphic elements to instruct, in great detail, the design and construction of the NYC Subway system signage in 1970.

Massimo Vignelli's personal copy of the original manual was the source material for each of the high-resolution page scans.

Printed with 13 colors in Italy, each of the 176 color plates uses a stochastic screen to ensure the highest level of detail and richness of black possible.