Massimo Vignelli’s NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual To Be Reprinted As A Book

Graphic design fans rejoice—the late design legend Massimo Vignelli’s iconic New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual is set to come back in print.

The hard-to-find classic recently made the news after graphic designers Niko Skourtis, Jason Reed and Hamish Smyth discovered a rare first edition in 2012, and began tweeting it page by page.

They have started a Kickstarter campaign to turn the manual into a book, to be made available to the public.

According to Fast Company, the new version will be reprinted as a full-size 364-page hardcover book, and printed on 100 and 140 gsm Munken Pure ivory offset paper.

It will feature 176 four-color plates printed from high resolution scans of the original Standards Manual, and will include an introduction by Pentagram partner Michael Bierut.

Licensed exclusively from the New York City MTA, it will be produced in an extremely limited run, and will not be reissued once the campaign is over.

The project has far exceeded its funding goal, but you can still head over to Kickstarter to pledge for it and secure your very own copy.

Will you be preordering this book?

[via Fast Company, images via Kickstarter]

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