Uniqlo’s NYC subway-inspired t-shirt collection hits stores

Posted On Wed, September 7, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, September 7, 2016 By In Design, Transportation

The New York City subway map is an icon of our modern urban culture, and it was only a matter of time before the popular graphics made their way on to a t-shirt in some trendy way. Uniqlo just released a new line of SPRZ NY tees featuring designs pulled from the The New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, a graphic system designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda in the late 1970s. The new line of tees were produced in collaboration with the MoMA and appropriately named, “The Subway and the City.”

Massimo Vignelli, subway-tshirt, MTA, Uniqlo

The t-shirt series includes six designs, each adorned with a different component of the Graphics Standard Manual ranging from the colored circles that identify each subway line to the controversial 1972 version of Vignelli’s famed subway map.

Massimo Vignelli, subway-tshirt, MTA, Uniqlo

Massimo Vignelli, subway-tshirt, MTA, Uniqlo

Each tee-shirt is being sold for an affordable $14.90 on the Uniqlo website.

[Via Curbed]


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