In honor of the movie coming out this month, Entertainment Weekly came out with a special double issue dedicated to them and all their Manolos. I can care less for the show, BUT I thought these illustrations were really neat. The first two are by Jillian Tamaki, and the last one by John Hendrix.
this is a guy I know from back when I started in the signage/entertainment industry, he was an artist disguised as a vehicle wrap vinyl mural installation guy, cuban mixed, was bombing billboards. one day he left NYC to Spain, and look what he's up to. good guy. -eGO
Designed By Ernesto @ 7:33 PM
When Massimo Vignelli re-defined the New York Subway signage in the early 70's, he also provided a matching map, which can only be described as an abstract piece of public art. In my opinion, his original map was great...almost perfect. It matched the (then new) Helvetica-clad signs throughout the system, and more importantly, tied together the system with a common visual identity. Sure, it lacked real geographic accuracy, but who cares!
The NY Times has a great article about how Men's Vogue has commissioned Mr.Vignelli to update his design to match the system as of 2008 (which includes deleting, changing and adding lines- like the new AirTrain). They have an "OK" version of it on their site for viewing, but if you want the real deal, you need to pony up $300 for one of 500 limited edition prints.
I am really in love with this map. Especially compared to the current Subway Map disaster:
Though, it's also worth mentioning this map, which was linked to in the Times article:
The above is an indy map made by Kick Design, Inc, which seems to me to be an interesting combination of the two maps above....it's not perfect (seems a little heavy and "chunky" to me), but it would be a nice breath of fresh air from 'THE MAP'.