Graphic Design

A New Subway Map for New York City?

Designers adore the 1972 New York City subway map designed by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, it's far from what New York needs.

At the opening of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, passengers were given updated copies of the beloved 1972 map by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, this attractive map is far from what New York needs.

Michael Vanderbyl: Multimedia Communicator, Design Advocate

A profile on Michael Vanderbyl, principal of Vanderbyl Design and president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

Michael Vanderbyl, principal of Vanderbyl Design and president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), characterizes the graphic designer as a sprinter. The furious pace of managing numerous projects keeps one’s design muscles active and the work fresh, he claims. Architects, on the other hand, are long-distance runners who must sustain energy over a period of time. Based in…

In Illustrations, The Big Apple vs. the City of Lights

Vahram Muratyan creates delightful illustrations, depicting New York and Paris' most notable symbols side-by-side.

Sometimes they’re more alike than you think, Paris and New York. You just have to be looking, and it helps if you live in both cities, constantly, as does Vahram Muratyan. Growing up in Paris, Muratyan always dreamed of living in New York. These days his work keeps him straddling both the City of Lights and the Big Apple. In…