Barbara Kruger’s Collectable NYC MetroCards

Conceptual artist Barbara Kruger is the latest to join forces with the MTA and design limited edition subway MetroCards. The collaboration is part of arts biennial Performa 17 and is comprised of two designs—each red with white lettering. The tickets pose questions that the artist wishes would not have to exist, such as “Whose justice?,” “Who is housed?,” “Who is silent?,” and “Whose fears?” Her …

Massimo Vignelli’s Signed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram

The celebrated graphic designer's illustrious map for the MTA is now available as a poster print

Less than one year ago, the world lost one of its most important creative minds with the passing of Massimo Vignelli. The celebrated graphic designer bestowed upon us a great number of now-iconic designs, though perhaps none more visibly lasting than his 1972 MTA New York City Transit subway map. To celebrate the legacy he left behind, one that will surely continue to inspire for …

MTA Bans the “Manspread”

With more and more men being noticed for taking up too much space on public transportation in an act coined “manspreading,” NYC’s MTA has made an official claim against it as part of their new visual messaging about subway etiquette. Mic decided to document what would happen if a woman assumed the same open-legged position. Using cleverly placed hidden cameras, reactions of fellow subway riders …