Jul
03

Wearing the Vignelli subway map

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In the annals of New York City subway history, nothing is more fetishized and analyzed than the Massimo Vignelli 1970s-era subway map. Over the last few years, I’ve written posts about Vignelli’s signage, an update to the Vignelli map and the Vignelli-inspired KickMap. I also own a handful of Vignelli maps from various years.

This latest find, though, takes the cake. As you can see, it is a dress with the Vignelli subway map reproduced on it. It is a silk piece part of the Francis New York spring collection. A buddy of mine found it at Nordstrom’s site where it is on sale for $249.90. My favorite part are the straps, each featuring a different Vignelli-colored subway line.

Click through for a view of the back. As today is July 3, mostly a day off from work, I won’t be posting much more. I’ll be back with the service advisories later today. Happy Fourth of July!

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Categories : Subway Maps

13 Responses to “Wearing the Vignelli subway map”

  1. Alon Levy says:

    Happy Washington-et-al-didn’t-want-to-pay-the-same-taxes-as-everyone-else-in-Britain day.

    • ElizabethAnn says:

      OOh. It’s terrible that I want it too. How many women in NYC will proudly wear the same dress!

  2. Jonathan says:

    Downtown Brooklyn is right at the yoni.

  3. Heather says:

    Is it too terrible that I really, really want this, and would rock it proudly?

  4. WendyB says:

    Thank so much for mentioning the dress. We at Francis are very proud of it!

  5. Perley J. Thibodeau says:

    Does it come in a Size 22 Male?

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