One Man is Illustrating Every NYC Subway Station

For the past 38 years, New Jersey native Philip Ashforth Coppola has spent his evenings, weekends and vacation days underground in New York City’s subway system. There, he studies and illustrates the city’s historical subway architecture, mosaics and signage as a means of preserving old New York. So far, with just a black pen, he’s drawn out four volumes worth of subway stations and won’t stop until all 470 are recorded—a task he estimates will take another 24 years. Watch as he pursues his artful passion in Great Big Story’s latest video on Vimeo.