Lance Wyman
Lance Wyman at his studio

What’s old is new again. Washington DC’s Metro has hired the creator of the transit system’s original map to design the latest edition. This means that designer Lance Wyman — whose work you have definitely seen — gets the chance to revisit his work from 40 years ago.

“He’s really an expert at this,” said Lynn Bowersox, Metro’s managing director of public relations. “This is art-slash-science. That’s why we brought him back for this. He’s really iconic.”

This is a fun story. Check out the article, which includes a video.

While we’re on the subject of subway logos, check out this massive collection of transit system identities from around the world. Somehow, I suspect this is a short list, and more are lurking.

via The Washington Post »