Friday, December 2, 2011

Your chance to buy a Union Square subway sign for just $12,500!

Something for all you MTA nostalgists/bargain hunters out there... Look what you can buy now for a mere $12,500 on eBay...

That will be about a quarter of your legal fees fighting the MTA... Thanks to Shawn Chittle for the tip.

1 comment:

James Campbell Taylor said...

This may be rare and authentic, but this uses true Helvetica, making it a post-1986 sign. In which case this sign is wildly overpriced.

The really interesting ones were made before the celebrated font was available outside Europe (you can tell the difference by looking at the "e" or the "s". Incidentally, the signs reading "Subway" on those bandstand-type entrances in Union Square use the older typeface.