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‘NYC Condom’ Has a New Meaning

Map Condom

In an effort to increase safety ratings, the MTA announced they would be containing the phallus that is New York in condoms on subway maps across the transit system.

Thanks Jaci!

Subway Map Phallus Redux

Phallus

I suppose the person who made this wasn’t the only one whose mind is stuck in the gutter. If you are fascinated by this sort of thing, check out our friends over at You Can Has PEN15.

Thanks Jaci!

Unlikely Subway Maps

Hamptons

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were subway systems everywhere…even the ‘burbs? The designers over at Rob & Damia have an interesting project that gives a little peek into what these subway systems might be like. Transit Authority Figures is a collection of designs for faux subway systems on Fire Island, the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard and several more locations. The t-shirts and posters on the site make great gifts for people that live in these places, or you can just use them to mess with tourists. Make the jump to check out some more of their work. Thanks Rob! more »

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The Underground has Class

Mr. Class and his work

We ran into subway artist Edwin Class on the L platform at Union Square. Armed with a can as his brush and the subway map as his canvas, Mr. Class created a series of stencil/graffiti illustrations, which he was displaying underground.

Check out more of our photos after the jump. more »

Interactive Ridership Map 1905-2006

Have you ever wondered when a specific subway station or line was built or how the subway system evolved over time?  If so you must check out this interactive subway ridership map.  You can drag the slider along the timeline to see which stations are active and what their ridership was for any year from 1905-2006.  It is really fascinating to be able to watch the subway lines spring up right before your eyes.

[NYC Subway Ridership, 1905-2006]

A Subway Map of Phallic Proportions

Being that the MTA is dicking us around with service cuts and fare hikes, we here at The Subway Art Blog propose a redesign of the subway map.  Said redesign can be found above.  Oh, and we also propose renaming the Third Avenue Bridge, the Vas Deferens Bridge.

Retro Subway Maps

There is something about the subway that seeps into our collective subconscious as New Yorkers.  It is a part of us, therefore its history fascinates many of us.  One piece of subway history I find interesting is the subway map and its evolution over the 100 years it has been around.  NYCSubway.org has an extensive collection of historical subway maps, some of which can be seen above.  For the entire collection follow the link below.

[NYCSubway.org – Historical Maps]