(having finished the book and now examining the NYC subway map)…this is a blue line train to Farragut North. Next stop is Oakseen Avenue. Oakseen Avenue? That’s actually a good name. I’m coming up with new stops all the time. My own bullet train line!
What’s this book about? New York subways and a designer
Who was the designer? Massimo
What was his job? To design things that are useful, like screens and computers and phones and maps
What did he believe was important about design? Simple things
What did he get asked to do? Make the New York Subway map look completely different.
How did he do it? By changing all the colors to different and simple ways how to switch and big stops for transfer and little stops for no transfers.
What was his inspiration? Spaghetti!
What country was Massimo from originally? It was England?
Italy: Italy! I always get confused by London, England and Italy, like cause those all have the same letters in different spots
That’s true. We’ll keep reading your atlas too! Would you recommend this book to other kids? Yes!
We should also note it has really awesome, beautiful pictures. Wonderfully designed.
Yeah and also notice on the front cover you’ll see the Empire State Building.
Anything else you want the kids to know? uh…don’t get confused if you’re in the New York subway. Always be with a grown up that knows best about New York Subway…
That’s very good advice. …because you could actually get very lost.
That’s true. …and something bad could happen. …like what? How could you get lost and all that?
If you got separated from your parents it might be confusing to try to meet up with them again, especial if you’re a kid and you don’t have a phone. But if you do get lost in the metro what do you do? Talk to a station manager!
Thank you and good night. …or someone that you know that works there.