Design: Limited Edition Fluorescent Red New York City Subway Map

2 Apr
2010

Triboro Design has designed a single color fluorescent red New York City Subway map, which has a limited edition offset-litho run of only 300 pieces.  It is the same size as the large MTA Subway maps that are located at all the entrances to New York Subway stations.

Brooklyn based designer (from Triboro) David Heasty states¬†”The new design strips away the familiar color-coding of the subway system routes while still maintaining a level of hierarchy and functionality. All lines of the map are forced to conform to an underlying grid of 45 and 90 degree angles, yet surprisingly, the landmass contours here are more true-to-life than on the MTA map. The florescent red color becomes an unpredictable variable, as legibility can change completely under different lighting conditions. The neon effect can be intense and retina-burning under certain lamps, washed out and unreadable in other environments, or glow otherworldly under black-lights.”

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