Coloring the NYC Subway Map

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
12:00 p.m. (U.S. Central Time), on Zoom
Please note the time change from our usual programming hours

This program will be posted to our YouTube page in late January.

Peter Lloyd will explore the coloring of subway lines within New York City’s subway system, reaching as far back as 1904. His exploration will uncover the historical color choices made by key mapmakers and shed light on some of the innovative color schemes that never officially graced the map.

With a longstanding dedication to researching the history and design of NYC subway maps, Lloyd published the book Vignelli: Transit Map in 2012, drawing insights from interviews with figures like Massimo Vignelli and Joan Charysyn. Future volumes are in the works to comprehensively document the evolution of the NYC subway map since its inception. In his professional life, Lloyd serves as a software developer and is based in Inverness, Scotland.


This event is free.
This presentation will be recorded and be made available on our YouTube page,


“New York City Subway.” MTA, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Dec. 2023,