Do you have a favorite? I think the Louis CK one Because its a map of New York Its based on this great subway map from Massimo Vignelli in 1972 that Ive always wanted to use I think its a really useful poster too Its one of the. The map was, indeed, riddled with anomalies, but that was the point Its designer, Massimo Vignelli, had sacrificed geographical accuracy for clarity by reinterpreting New Yorks tangled labyrinth of subway lines as a neat diagram. without which the modern transit map might not exist as we know it It was pretty revolutionary at the time predating Massimo Vignellis New York subway. Lines running local, then express and then local again is a special feature of the New York City subway that no map does a good job showing properly This can be especially confusing for tourists The diagrammatic map designed by. Famed graphic designer Massimo Vignelli died on Tuedsay according to his longtime friend Michael Bierut Originally from Milan, the 83yearold artist inspired many during his long and creative career based in New York City While some. Story Continued Below Vignelli, who founded the design firm Vignelli Associates with his wife, Lella, in 1971, famously created the 1972 New York subway map, a revolutionary work of graphic design that transformed the citys jumble of. Massimo Vignelli, who died Tuesday, on his 1972 New York subway design It was not a map it was a diagram Massimo Vignelli, a graphic designer whose New York subway map both guided and confounded riders in the 1970s. Among Vignellis highprofile projects was a version of the New York City subway map that came out in 1972 a geometric design lauded by some for its look, but criticized by others because it didnt easily help with understanding. The set of six limitededition posters feature vividly colored zoomedin details of the NYC subway map Courtesy of SuperWarmRed Designs The design world lost a beloved giant with the death of Massimo Vignelli in May of 2014. The Massimo Vignelli subway map or, more accurately, subway diagram, introduced in 1972, was modeled after Harry Becks simplified map of the London Underground, and modified aspects of New York Citys geography to maximize.