A graphic designer whose work has been seen by millions of subway riders has died.
Massimo Vignelli was an Italian graphic designer who helped shape the look of the subway system over several decades.
In the 1960s, he introduced Helvetica, the font still used in subway signs.
He's perhaps best known for a famous version of the subway map that he designed in 1972 whose influence is still seen today, despite the MTA not using it in more than 30 years.
While the map showed each line to highlight transfer points and the difference between local and express service, it distorted the street grid and portrayed Central Park as a gray box.
The design is now part of the Museum of Modern Art's Permanent Collection.
Vignelli lived on the Upper East Side.
He was 83 years old.