Not long ago, I mentioned to Jen that it would be great to have a book charting the evolution of the New York City subway map. It seemed like such an obvious idea, I was surprised that no one had thought of it first. I was wrong. John Tauranac thought of it [read to the end of the article], but the small minds at MTA turned him down.
4/30 UPDATE: First, the link I’ve posted above no longer works. Ray Sanchez’s story on John Tauranac can be located here.
Second, Sanchez wrote an update to that story, and I really should have linked to it. Sanchez’s first story could lead a reader to believe that John Tauranac deserves sole credit for designing the MTA subway map. The follow-up story credits others who were responsible for helping to develop the current design.