From one half of the graphic design duo that reprinted Massimo Vignelli's Graphics Standard Manual in 2012 comes another Vignelli-inspired project. Hamish Smyth and Alex Daly have launched a Kickstarter to raise $29,800 to create and print a poster featuring all 468 signs of the New York City subway. Like Smyth's 2012 Kickstarter campaign, which raised an eye-popping $800,000, this campaign's also turning out to be a smashing success: with 35 days left, the campaign's already exceeded its goal. (It, in fact, surpassed $29,800 in donations while this post was in the works.) So, really, if you want a "nerdy poster about the NYC subway" (Smyth's words), look no further 'cause this thing's getting printed.
UPDATE: The Kickstarter is over and funded! Buy the print here!
The poster will come in two sizes: a smaller 24-inch by 33.25-inch press and a limited edition of 468 hand-numbered posters that will be slightly larger at 28 inches by 38.2 inches. Wanna watch the Kickstarter video? Click here.
· The New York City Subway: 468 stations. 1 poster. [Kickstarter]
· Original Transit Authority Graphics Manual to Be Auctioned [Curbed]