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 …

Subway Series Jewelry by Shahla Karimi

Wear the Harlem to South Ferry route on your wrist from the Brooklyn-based designer's debut collection

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most ordinary experiences. For Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, that inspiration came from her daily commute. Drawing from the MTA subway map, Karimi has created a collection of rings and cuffs that trace transit routes between some of the city’s most famous destinations. For the aptly-named Subway Series, Karimi creates a simplicity in design which contradicts the chaotic frequency that …

Jon Burgerman: Head Shots

The artist uses NYC subway advertisements for improvisational gory, humor and awareness

With lambent wit, awareness and a desire to question the materials that cross our collective path on a daily basis, one of CH’s favorite artists, Jon Burgerman, has debuted a new photo series on his website, titled Head Shots. In a way, it’s a continuation of his previous Korean Subway project; modifying surroundings in a simple way, while yielding a dramatic impact. Each project cites …