Friday, August 15, 2008

subway Day: Three Wise Men

Today is August 15, which means it is another subway theme day. The photo above is an enlarged view of a subway sign for the N and W trains at Union Square. I was waiting for the train when I noticed an interesting smudge on the N circle. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a stenciled graffiti. I couldn't help but like the "artwork" because I think it is quite hilarious and very original. But I don't know what it represents.

Three other cities are participating in the mid-month subway theme:

21 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Is this design specific for this station or something common for the subway as a whole?

The graphic profile for the Stockholm subway is a mess at the moment. The company operating the trains started re-branding and changing signs a few years back and when they had done a number of stations someone decided this was not within their authority and their effort was halted but not rolled back.

Happy Subway Day!

Belinda said...

this is the best graffiti ever and i agree - very artistic. you're so observant and inquisitive ming, which is why your blog is so awesome! :o)

Shammickite said...

I love this.... someone popped this on the wall in secret and you have found it!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

I have no idea why, but I instantly thought of The Beatles when I saw that! Have a great weekend, Ming.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Oh, and Ming, would you consider listing me on your blog list under Minneapolis? The one thats there no longer exists ;)

Abraham Lincoln said...

A neat sign.

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citygirl15 said...

I'll have to check that out.... it is a mystery to me too!

Virginia said...

Gee I would love to join this elite group but alas, my city's rapid transit system consists of : 1. your car 2. some unreliable buses 3. a few cute red trolleys in the downtown area. Sigh!

alice said...

A nice find, Ming!

Chuck Pefley said...

Three Wise Men is quite and apt description! I like it!!

Dee Dee said...

Ah Ming...interesting Subway shot...hmmm leave it to you to find something more compelling than a simple subway sign...nicely done :)

Per Stromsjo said...

Virginia, we in Stockholm wouldn't mind taking part in a Cute Trolley Day if you decide to arrange one and let us know... ;)

Knoxville Girl said...

Or it could be Larry, Moe & Curly for the 21st century?

alice said...

Ming, you live by the sea in NYC! ;-)))

sonia a.m. said...

Nice image, Ming!

marley said...

Yes, its really good. Some people can create art anywhere.

Gecko said...

How creative, some graffiti shouldn't be even classified as graffiti...it's so artistic.

• Eliane • said...

Aha. They don't seem every wise to me bbut they do sure look like they could use a haircut.

babooshka said...

Have you heard of Banksy? He's a really famous British graffiti artist and he does this kind of stuff. You can even go on Banksy tours of London. Only a few people know who he is. Some people think it's my Gary. I
Wish. Banksy just sold a wall for £200,000.

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

Looks very "Banksy" to me too.

Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

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Todd HellsKitchen said...

Sweet little outlaw art... No doubt a rubber stamp and ink pad job... I like it, though though the MTA might not agree...