George Salomon (1920 - 1981) was a graphic designer based in New York who advocated for and helped design a comprehensive and easy-to-use map of the New York City subway system. Born to a Jewish family in Hamburg, Germany, Salomon emigrated with his family to the United States in 1938 after he completed high school. He attended Swarthmore College and established a fund to help fellow refugees from Nazi Germany. After graduating, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in the printing industry and graphic design.