How The NYC Subway Was Saved By A Typeface – Cheddar Explains

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From Cheddar.

For much of it’s existence the New York City subway system was a mess of competing signage leaving unexperienced riders understandably confused. That is until one typeface came along and unified the entire system and in doing so solidified itself as one of the defining typefaces of the city.

Further reading:

NYC Subway
https://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Subway_FAQ:_Facts_and_Figures

AIGA
https://www.aiga.org/the-mostly-true-story-of-helvetica-and-the-new-york-city-subway

WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703858404576214492061190946

CNN
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/helvetica-60-years/index.html

New York Times
https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-helvetica-took-over-the-subway/#:~:text=It%20was%20the%20letter%20J,New%20York%20City%20transit%20system

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