ISSUE 30  |  Summer in the City

Urban Legends: Transit Maps as Decor

July 26, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Currently admiring: Graphic screenprints of urban transit systems from a Brooklyn-based design duo.

Graphic designer Cayla Ferari and engineer John Breznicky set out on a hunt for modern artwork showing the grid of the New York city subway. When their search was unsuccessful, they hit the drawing board and came up with their own version. The painting became so popular among their friends that within a short period of time they opened Lineposter, an online shop selling poster art of city transit systems.

Above: Seoul Screen Print in Light Gray/Red measures 18 inches by 24 inches; $28. All posters are made by hand and come in several color combinations.

Above: Sydney Lineposter Screen Print in Light Green/Blue measures 18 inches by 24 inches; $28.

Above: Boston Line Poster in Navy/Green is $20 and measures 12 inches by 16 inches.

Above: NYC Lineposter Screen Print in Cement Green/Orange

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