Planes Trains & Automobiles
If there’s one thing the homeless could use, it’s some snazzy typography.
Food, water, shelter and healthcare would be nice, too–but a couple of graphic designers believe bright colors and cool fonts just might be the gateway to a comfortable life.
From day-glow posters to silk dresses, New Yorkers have been simultaneously celebrating and mourning Massimo Vignelli’s iconic subway map, which reigned over those ever-so-gritty stations (ah, nostalgia) from 1972 to 1979, before the M.T.A. switched to the the geographically boring maps we have today. Now, Mr. Vignelli’s maps are back, and they are more useful than ever.