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Sign James Murphy’s Petition to Make the Subway More Musical

If you are like me, your typical weekday begins with various rituals to gradually bring yourself into consciousness. I leave my apartment feeling relaxed and optimistic until the moment I swipe my MetroCard and that loud, awful, screeching beep reminds me that my relaxation time is over.

James Murphy, a New York-based musician (of LCD Soundsystem fame) is looking to change this. His idea is to replace the beep with pleasant bell tones that will harmonize when played together. During peak times where we now have screeching chaos, we would have music.

Murphy believes the time is right for action, since the MTA announced its intentions to change the MetroCard swipers over to a tap and ride system. You can join his cause by signing his petition to the MTA.

BAMN’s Snow Blow Off the J Line

BAMN - "This Blows"

This winter has been especially brutal here in New York and we’re sick of all this snow. Leave it to street artist BAMN to turn it into highly entertaining art! Visible from the J train at Halsey Street, the piece is only the latest of some amazing work coming from BAMN. Check out his flickr for more.

Yep, there is even a giant dollar bill to go with the blow…

BAMN - "This Blows" Detail

Photos courtesy of the artist.


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London Kaye’s Valentines Crochet

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


Fantasy Subway Lines Print by Jay Shells



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


photo by gilfnyc

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


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!


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.