In the 1980s, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority began an ambitious aesthetic renewal project: while restoring the subway system’s original decorative elements—ceramic-tile, mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, glass, and mixed-media artworks and fixtures—the MTA began treating its customers to lively, colorful contemporary art and design. Each year the MTA Arts for Transit program commissions five or six artists to create transit-related artwork for posters that are displayed in the system’s 468 subway stations and sold at New York Transit Museum Stores. Artists have the opportunity to reach a broader public, and subway riders enjoy exceptional works by outstanding artists and illustrators—as exemplified by the posters by Dave Calver, Béatrice Coron, Chris Gall, and Tim Zeltner selected for this notecard assortment.
Contains three each of the following four notecards:
Dave Calver, Rabbit Transit, 2006
Chris Gall, In Flight (Fish), 2008
Béatrice Coron, All Around Town, 2009
Tim Zeltner, Coney Island, 2007