WalkNYC Wayfinding System.
Graphic designer Hamisch Smyth is currently involved in this project led by NYC Department of Transportation. The task is to build a wayfinding system that helps New Yorkers and visitors to find their way easily through the streets of New York City. The first sign in Manhattan’s Chinatown was unveiled in June 2013. Over the next years, the program will expand to all of New York’s five boroughs.
Design studio Pentagram was commissioned to develop the graphic language of the system. The studio worked in close cooperation with the British wayfinding experts City ID, industrial designers from Billings Jackson Design, engineers and urban planners of the RBA Group, and the cartographers and geographic information specialists T-Kartor.