Helvetica and the New York City Subway System

3,97 valoración promedio
( 92 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780262015486: Helvetica and the New York City Subway System
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
 
 

Book by Shaw Paul

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Críticas:

A concise history of the New York subway, a visual archive of century's worth of underground signs (some of which are still in use), and an impressive study of the conflict between the purity of design and the messiness of the real world. * The Wilson Quarterly * [D]esign projects are rarely tidy; they're much likelier to be muddled, chaotic, and to be determined by flukes, gaffes and compromises as much as forethought. It's always refreshing to come across an unexpurgated account of the messy reality, and the American design historian Paul Shaw has produced a particularly thoughtful and engaging example in his new book, Helvetica and the New York City Subway System. -- Alice Rawsthorn * The New York Times * Mr. Shaw makes clear in one of the best-researched books on modern design to date, this most New York of places is today a realm dominated by a Swiss typeface specified by a pair of Italian designers. There isn't better testimony to the city as a melting pot or to the strange turns that any major design project inevitably takes. * The Wall Street Journal *

Reseña del editor:

How New York City subways signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.For years, the signs in the New York City subway system were a bewildering hodge-podge of lettering styles, sizes, shapes, materials, colors, and messages. The original mosaics (dating from as early as 1904), displaying a variety of serif and sans serif letters and decorative elements, were supplemented by signs in terracotta and cut stone. Over the years, enamel signs identifying stations and warning riders not to spit, smoke, or cross the tracks were added to the mix. Efforts to untangle this visual mess began in the mid-1960s, when the city transit authority hired the design firm Unimark International to create a clear and consistent sign system. We can see the results today in the white-on-black signs throughout the subway system, displaying station names, directions, and instructions in crisp Helvetica. This book tells the story of how typographic order triumphed over chaos.The process didn't go smoothly or quickly. At one point New York Times architecture writer Paul Goldberger declared that the signs were so confusing one almost wished that they weren't there at all. Legend has it that Helvetica came in and vanquished the competition. Paul Shaw shows that it didn't happen that way -- that, in fact, for various reasons (expense, the limitations of the transit authority sign shop), the typeface overhaul of the 1960s began not with Helvetica but with its forebear, Standard (AKA Akzidenz Grotesk). It wasn't until the 1980s and 1990s that Helvetica became ubiquitous. Shaw describes the slow typographic changeover (supplementing his text with more than 250 images -- photographs, sketches, type samples, and documents). He places this signage evolution in the context of the history of the New York City subway system, of 1960s transportation signage, of Unimark International, and of Helvetica itself.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Shaw, Paul
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2011. HRD. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: TM-9780262015486

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,10
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,26
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Paul Shaw
Publicado por MIT Press
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press. Condición: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 026201548X

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,94
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Shaw, Paul
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2011. HRD. Condición: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: IB-9780262015486

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,26
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Paul Shaw
Publicado por MIT Press Ltd, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Book Depository International
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. How New York City subways signage evolved from a visual mess to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.For years, the signs in the New York City subway system were a bewildering hodge-podge of lettering styles, sizes, shapes, materials, colors, and messages. The original mosaics (dating from as early as 1904), displaying a variety of serif and sans serif letters and decorative elements, were supplemented by signs in terracotta and cut stone. Over the years, enamel signs identifying stations and warning riders not to spit, smoke, or cross the tracks were added to the mix. Efforts to untangle this visual mess began in the mid-1960s, when the city transit authority hired the design firm Unimark International to create a clear and consistent sign system. We can see the results today in the white-on-black signs throughout the subway system, displaying station names, directions, and instructions in crisp Helvetica. This book tells the story of how typographic order triumphed over chaos.The process didn t go smoothly or quickly. At one point New York Times architecture writer Paul Goldberger declared that the signs were so confusing one almost wished that they weren t there at all. Legend has it that Helvetica came in and vanquished the competition. Paul Shaw shows that it didn t happen that way -- that, in fact, for various reasons (expense, the limitations of the transit authority sign shop), the typeface overhaul of the 1960s began not with Helvetica but with its forebear, Standard (AKA Akzidenz Grotesk). It wasn t until the 1980s and 1990s that Helvetica became ubiquitous. Shaw describes the slow typographic changeover (supplementing his text with more than 250 images -- photographs, sketches, type samples, and documents). He places this signage evolution in the context of the history of the New York City subway system, of 1960s transportation signage, of Unimark International, and of Helvetica itself. Nº de ref. del artículo: AAS9780262015486

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Paul Shaw
Publicado por MIT Press Ltd, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. How New York City subways signage evolved from a visual mess to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.For years, the signs in the New York City subway system were a bewildering hodge-podge of lettering styles, sizes, shapes, materials, colors, and messages. The original mosaics (dating from as early as 1904), displaying a variety of serif and sans serif letters and decorative elements, were supplemented by signs in terracotta and cut stone. Over the years, enamel signs identifying stations and warning riders not to spit, smoke, or cross the tracks were added to the mix. Efforts to untangle this visual mess began in the mid-1960s, when the city transit authority hired the design firm Unimark International to create a clear and consistent sign system. We can see the results today in the white-on-black signs throughout the subway system, displaying station names, directions, and instructions in crisp Helvetica. This book tells the story of how typographic order triumphed over chaos.The process didn t go smoothly or quickly. At one point New York Times architecture writer Paul Goldberger declared that the signs were so confusing one almost wished that they weren t there at all. Legend has it that Helvetica came in and vanquished the competition. Paul Shaw shows that it didn t happen that way -- that, in fact, for various reasons (expense, the limitations of the transit authority sign shop), the typeface overhaul of the 1960s began not with Helvetica but with its forebear, Standard (AKA Akzidenz Grotesk). It wasn t until the 1980s and 1990s that Helvetica became ubiquitous. Shaw describes the slow typographic changeover (supplementing his text with more than 250 images -- photographs, sketches, type samples, and documents). He places this signage evolution in the context of the history of the New York City subway system, of 1960s transportation signage, of Unimark International, and of Helvetica itself. Nº de ref. del artículo: AAS9780262015486

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Shaw, Paul
Publicado por The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condición: New. 026201548X. Nº de ref. del artículo: Z026201548XZN

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Shaw, Paul
Publicado por The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condición: New. 026201548X. Nº de ref. del artículo: Z026201548XZN

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Shaw, Paul
Publicado por The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condición: New. 026201548X. Nº de ref. del artículo: Z026201548XZN

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Shaw, Paul
Publicado por The MIT Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 026201548X

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,46
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,62
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Shaw, Paul
Publicado por MIT Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 026201548X ISBN 13: 9780262015486
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press, 2011. HRD. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: IB-9780262015486

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,45
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,27
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda