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In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site we’ve been discussing and working on what changes we need to make. As those changes are taking place behind the scenes, and to let you know that we are still here, you can find us at Curiosity and Curiosities. We are sharing visual content daily as a stopgap for this transition.

Design Curiosities: WalkNYC & PentaCityGroup

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

Design Curiosities

WalkNYC is the New York City Department of Transportation’s brand new, citywide, kiosk map program. The entire wayfinding system was designed to help pedestrians (locals and tourists alike) navigate the streets of NYC. Design, planning, and implementation was carried out by PentaCityGroup, a top-notch design consortium made up of City ID, Billings Jackson Design, Pentagram, RBA Group, and T-Kartor. Pentagram created some beautiful illustrations of NYC landmarks for the maps, along with a set of really nice icons that match Helvetica perfectly. In addition, a customized version of Helvetica was created by Monotype for the program. This variant replaces Helvetica’s square dots with round ones. A nice touch. WalkNYC will cover much of downtown and midtown Manhattan by the end of this year. I can’t wait to see one in person.