New York Week, part four. A couple of paragraphs from a book that is, by any measure, a treat more for the eyes than for the ears. It’s a gorgeous, careful – not to say forensic – examination of the troubled history of the adoption of the world’s most famous typeface on the world’s most famous mass transit system.
Thanks for Michael Perlman for the background audio – a recording made on a train between Grand Central and 53rd Street.
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