Paul Shaw – Helvetica and the New York City Subway System

Paul Shaw - Helvetica and the New York City Subway System

Listen!

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.

Buy the book in a lovely hardback edition on Amazon.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales
This work by Steve Bowbrick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales.