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A Lost Design for a NYC Subway Map, Rediscovered

In 1964, R. Raleigh D'Adamo won a contest to design a better diagram for the New York subway. Now he's teamed up with a graphic designer to bring it back to life.
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Raleigh D'Adamo and Reka Komoli

In 1964, the New York City Transit Authority decided it wanted to make the subway easier to navigate.

The problem was this: Up until 1940, the system had been operated by three different companies—IRT, BMT, and IND. Yet, years later, riders were still subjected to maps that identified routes by their original operators through a three-color identification system. What this meant in practice was that it was easier to discern which defunct company once operated your subway line than where that line was or wasn't taking you.