JIM JOE Feels the Bern

Our favorite subway artist turned studio artist, turned album cover designer, JIM JOE, has announced artwork supporting Bernie Sanders for President.

The work features a photograph by Jamie-James Medina and JIM JOE’s signature scrawl forming the words “human being.”

The artwork has been made available for download in high resolution for free at the link below:

SubCulture Volume I Now Available!

Sub Vol I

The first three (completely sold out) issues of SubCulture are back as one massive 128-page, perfect-bound art book.

This collection contains the following three issues:

  • SubCulture 1: Can It (2012) – Graffiti stickers on subway trash cans
  • SubCulture 2: Etches and Scratches (2012) – Super-permanent etch and scratch graffiti in the subway
  • SubCulture 3: WET PAINT (2014) – Paint and ink graffiti in the subway

128 pages, black and white interior. Each copy comes with a SubCulture sticker.

Check it out now on the brand new Subway Art Shop!

Fun with Wet Paint Signs – Al Diaz

A few years ago, I attended Art Basel Miami and spotted something curious in the street—collages made of NYC subway Wet Paint signs. A few months ago, I spotted similar collages at an art show in NYC. Today, I finally figured out these collages are the work of a man named Al Diaz.

It’s worth noting that Diaz is one of the artists behind the famous SAMO© tags that appeared in New York in the late 70s, commonly associated with his collaborator Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Check out some of Diaz’s awesome work below.

Check out Diaz’s site for lots more.

Apostrophe Holds Guerrilla Art Show On J Train Platform

Katie Killary for Bushwick Daily

An unauthorized art show took place on the Kosciuszko Street J train platform this past Friday. The exhibition was organized by a group called Apostrophe, who previously ran an art space in Brooklyn. Check out Bushwick Daily for more photos and the full story!

Don’t Miss These Two Subway Art Openings!

Nina Boesch


Nina’s amazing collages are made entirely on MTA MetroCards, transformed into NYC’s most iconic images.

Opens Wednesday, May 7th 6pm-8pm
350 Bleecker Lobby Gallery
New York, New York

Joan Iaconetti

Manhattan watercolorist Joan Iaconetti’s first solo exhibit at The New School imagines the mundane, post-graffiti subway as a dark, deliciously sinister world full of vertiginous angles, dripping platforms, swarming riders, all done in layer upon layer of monochromatic watercolor. Her large-scale watercolors made their first appearance here, and were later called “evocative neo-noir” by the Curbed.NY architecture blog.

Opens Tuesday, May 20th 6pm-8pm
The New School
66 West 12 Street between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Bridge Gallery, fourth floor; sign in at security desk

Exhibit runs May 20 – June 2; open 10am – 6pm, Mon. through Sat.