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Helvetica and the New York City subway system : the true (maybe) story

著者: Paul Shaw
出版商: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
版本/格式:   图书 : 英语 : Rev. ed查看所有的版本和格式
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For years, the signs in the New York City subway system were a bewildering hodge-podge of lettering styles, sizes, shapes, materials, colors, and messages. The original mosaics (dating from as early as 1904), displaying a variety of serif and sans serif letters and decorative elements, were supplemented by signs in terracotta and cut stone. Over the years, enamel signs identifying stations and warning riders not to  再读一些...
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所有的著者/提供者: Paul Shaw
ISBN: 9780262015486 026201548X
OCLC号码: 667213073
描述: xi, 131 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 x 29 cm
内容: Introduction --
The labyrinth --
Bringing order out of chaos --
Transportation signage systems in the 1960s --
The New York City Transit Authority and Unimark International --
The myth of the Helvetica juggernaut --
Standard, Helvetica, and the New York City subway system --
The fate of the Unimark system --
Helvetica infiltrates the New York City subway system --
Helvetica triumphant : the subway system today --
Chronology.
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How New York City subways signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.  再读一些...

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