“Metro: Art of Velocity” takes Mexico subway to London

Lance Wyman was the creator of Mexico City Metro graphic system, first of its kind because of the use of a subjective and symbolic set of icons
Taken form Mexican Presidency website
31/05/2017
13:05
Newsroom
Mexico City - London
Mexican Presidency
-A +A

The Metro: Art of Velocity exhibition at the Bloomberg SPACE Gallery presents US designer Lance Wyman with the works he created in 1969 for the Mexico City Metro.

The selection of Wyman's graphic work shows the prolific period that marked the beginnings of his career in Mexico, which also included the famous logos of the 1968 Olympic Games and the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Wyman was the creator of Mexico City Metro graphic system, first of its kind because of the use of a subjective and symbolic set of icons that work as alternatives to written language. This graphic system was a pioneer in the fields of orientation and visual communication.

Wyman's designs continue to define the aesthetic environment of Metro users.

During the last five decades, his work has contributed to establishing the framework for environmental graphic designs.

The exhibition Metro: Art of Velocity also includes the work of British artist Eduardo Paolozzi, author of the iconic Tottenham Court Road London underground station, and will be open to the public from May 19 to August 5 at Bloomberg SPACE.

al

Mantente al día con el boletín de El Universal

 

COMENTARIOS