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New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual
63 USD
This is beautiful compact reproduction of the lost and forgotten  New York Transit Authority Graphic Standards manual, was  originally masterfully designed by Massimo and Lella Vignelli.
Very few copies existed in modern times but when Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth (of Pentagram)  found a copy in the basement of the Pentagram offices as young designers, they became enamored and realized this was something the world needed to see. They set about a Kickstarter campaign and successfully made a modern canvas hardcover version (the original Kickstarter copy was larger at 13"x13"), this copy being sold here is also a hardcover at a more portable compact 10"x10". 

The Vignelli's painstaking work of organizing the mess that was the New York Metro's maps and graphic systems in the 1960's into a uniform , clear and beautiful design that could be understood by the masses is  a rare of example of design perfectly executed. 
This book is for the lack of better words , a forever book. One that will be passed down and forever referenced by designers. This book is certainly a necessity for any graphic designer, craftsman or architect.