You Can Finally Buy the Design Manual That Defined the NYC Subway

Earlier this year we wrote about the unlikely story of three graphic designers who discovered a copy of the book that dictates every aspect of the subway system, forgotten in the basement of the design studio Pentagram. Now, the MTA has agreed to reprint the 44-year-old design bible for sale—but only for the next… » 9/10/14 10:05am 9/10/14 10:05am

For $150 You Can Pretend to Be an NYC Subway Engineer

If you've ever been envious of the lanterns carried around by NYC subway engineers, then you will be happy to hear that you can purchased customized LED lanterns just like those for your own home. » 12/17/10 9:20pm 12/17/10 9:20pm

How to Make a Map for the Most Complicated Subway System in the World

There's a lot to dislike about NYC's new subway map (shadows, ugh). But making a map for NYC, with 468 stations and 26 lines, is like, difficult—as Eddie Jabbour reveals, explaining his process for designing KickMap. [O'Reilly] » 8/06/10 12:00am 8/06/10 12:00am

NYC Exit Strategy: The Other NYC Subway App You Need

What does NYC Exit Strategy do that standard subway map apps don't? Tells you precisely which subway car to ride in so you get off exactly where you want to, as close to the right exit as possible. » 7/09/09 8:20am 7/09/09 8:20am

Sony Earphones Make Attractive, Useless Subway Maps

In order to prove how far Sony has come since ATRAC3 and long-playing MiniDiscs, a new ad attributed to the company shows a NYC subway map traced in its entirety by black Sony earphones, accompanied by a Network Walkman. As if it wasn't enough to try to retake ownership of just one » 8/24/08 9:45pm 8/24/08 9:45pm iPod-saturated public transit…

The Massive, Expensive Problem of Obsolete Tech

In 2005, a control room for the A and C subway lines in NYC caught fire. "No larger than a kitchen," the room held 600 relays, switches and circuits that keep track of trains and keep everything running. Officials originally thought it would take three to five years to get the lines back to normal capacity.… » 4/22/08 2:30pm 4/22/08 2:30pm