chris bastian

Hey, everyone! Happy New Year!

Thanks to just about everyone for sending me pictures of this commemorative Vignelli-style New York subway diagram that was released when the Second Avenue Subway (finally) opened. My spies on the ground in New York are sending me a physical copy as we speak, which is awesome.

This revised design was carried out by Massimo Vignelli’s proteges, Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse, who have been entrusted with the stewardship of the design moving forward. This marks the start of the third distinct phase of the diagram’s evolution: the 1970s original, the 2008-2012 revival under Vignelli, and now this latest iteration. It looks like it’s in good hands, at least!

Photo courtesy of Chris Bastian.