New York City Subway’s Hidden Treasures Uncovered
Adam Chang's projects tells the story of hundreds of subway stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn
The New York City Subway is one of the world’s oldest and most used public transit systems. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and carrying approx. 5.6 million riders daily it would be an understatement to say that if New York subway stations could talk they’d have something to say. An exciting and overwhelming experience for new riders and seasoned New Yorkers alike, the New York subway adventure never fails to provide dinner time conversation for millions.
In attempt to capture some of the rich history and culture of the stations, freelance art director and designer Adam Chang has created the NY Train Project that pairs interesting facts about each station with tranquil, clean illustrations of the station’s signs. Last year PSFK shared Chang’s redesign of 118 Manhattan station signs. Chang has continued his work on the project and recently completed redesigning all of Brooklyn’s 157 stations which are now up on the site.