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London Kaye’s Valentines Crochet

Watch Crochet artist London Kaye as she covers the L in Valentines-themed yarn decorations.

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Fantasy Subway Lines Print by Jay Shells

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From the man who brought you awesome projects like Subway Etiquette and Rap Quotes, comes this really nifty print. Jay Shells’ latest is an eleven-color screen print that includes all of the letters that are not currently used in subway lines.

The print, entitled “Fantasy Lines,” is available directly from the artist in a limited edition of 20.

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Jilly Ballistic on the Government Shutdown

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Rome is Burning

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Wolverine Style

Poster Boy - Wolverine Style

The latest gem by the man, Poster Boy.

Stunning Subway Watercolors by Joan Iaconetti

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Check out these incredibly dramatic watercolor paintings by artist and teacher Joan Iaconetti. The MTA should just post her paintings over the actual surfaces underground. Maybe some riders would smile on occasion.

More images on Joan’s blog!

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Don’t Miss Single Fare 3!

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The third Single Fare MetroCard art exhibition opens up tomorrow. Small works by a thousand different artists will be featured this year, including some Subway Art Blog veterans. Stay tuned for my full report soon!

February 13 – 22, 2013

Opening Reception: February 13, 6-9pm

RH Gallery, 137 Duane Street

Nerdcore Subway Art

Eastern Parkway Goblins

Someone going by the name “Puck” has been posting these awesome Lord of The Rings-themed service advisories. Street art or guerrilla marketing for The Hobbit?

Bergen St Shelob

Thanks to Jason McDonald for the photos!

SAMO Lives!

SAMO Lives

Spotted this homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat at Broadway Junction on the L line.

Going UR Way

SKI and 2ESAE of UR New York have kicked off a sweet new subway project. “Going UR Way” involves custom black vinyl stickers created by the artistic duo. Each one is cut to form the silhouette of a figure and then placed on the surfaces of subway cars, each which interact with their environment very playfully.

2ESAE described the project to me:

We’re trying to make our mark in the public spaces even if its a small statement. As opposed to the tradition of just dripping or scratching our names into shit we found a cleaner, less invasive technique with the hopes they get to ride and reach more of an audience. We chose everyday imagery that people can relate to which is inviting and invokes thought. The message is simple: “Be Who You Are”, which in a way we are subliminally putting out there.

I’ve been told to keep an eye out for more of these soon. Send in your photos if you catch them in the wild!

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On The Grid – Closing Reception This Friday!

 

You might be wondering why I haven’t been posting very often lately. Well, here is one of the reasons! I helped curate a show at Outlet gallery in Bushwick. Several Subway Art Blog artists were included in the show such as Jilly Ballistic, A City of Children, Jason Eppink, Matthew Silver and Enrico Miguel Thomas. Also being shown at the show are both issues of my zine SubCulture.

At the closing reception, Outlet is raffling off a canvas by A City of Children and advance tickets are available exclusively on the Subway Art Shop for only $3. The piece is valued at $300, so this is your chance!

On The Grid closes Friday night, so come check out all of this awesome artwork before its too late! Also keep an eye on Subway Art Blog over the next few weeks for a few more announcements about awesome projects I’m involved in.

Happy To See Me?

Someone was really excited that L train service was restored post-hurricane Sandy! Photo by @reidhcooper on Instagram.