Introducing Subpixel

The folks over at F.A.T. have developed a new tool in the fight against irksome, uninteresting subway advertisements. Meet Sub Pixel, a custom slicing tool made from laser-cut acrylic, rubber bands and nine razor blades.


In two quick swipes, it transforms a small patch of subway advertisement from a “one-way, unending flow of shit” into an 8×8 grid of pixel stickers, ready for two-way interaction with the public.

Keep an eye out for ads with a single pixel removed to indicate that it’s been ‘prepared’ by a Sub Pixel!

F.A.T. or Free Art & Technology is a group “dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies”. Many of their posts include D.I.Y. instructions and Sub Pixel is no exception; you can download the files required for laser cutting your own right on the site.

Occupy Subway Art

Some great artwork has come out of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Check out some of the subway art that we’ve spotted underground!


Poster Boy's latest.
Handmade sticker on the F line.
BAMN and CASH4 hit a huge wall off the J train.
Truth in advertising.


Illustration by Subway Art Blog veteran Jeanne Verdoux

Have you spotted some Occupy Wall Street subway art? Please share!