The Super Bowl Diagram
Just last week, the MTA released a new map designed to help visitors navigate the mass transit system to get to the Super Bowl, which will be hosted at the Met Life Stadium this year. It was designed by Massimo Vignelli, who updated the map he designed for the MTA in 1972 to show the details of both the New York and New Jersey mass transit systems, including New Jersey Transit, Metro North and the Long Island Rail Road. See a PDF of the map on the NJ Transit website, and read more about the redesign in the links below. It is a beautiful map.
The Tauranac Map
The other map released this year is by John Tauranac. Mr. Tauranac worked for the Transit Authority for many years, and and had been involved in the official map’s design since 1979. The Tauranac design uses a different typeface than the MTA, and shows future subway lines and stations as well as the current ones. So if you want to know where the 7 train or the 2nd Avenue line is going to stop, you can see it on his map.
Learn more about the Tauranac map here.
- Cool Map Thing: Updated Vignelli Subway Map Colorfully Connects NYC & NJ (ny.curbed.com)
- MTA Creates First Regional Transit Diagram for Super Bowl XLVIII (mta.info)
- A Redesign of the Subway Map, From One of Its Designers (NYTimes.com)
- The MTA Made A Brand New NYC Subway Map For The Super Bowl (businessinsider.com)
- What Influences the Design of NYC Subway Maps? Vignelli Associates, Crime, and the NFL Superbowl (core77.com)