October 24, 2015

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Jonathan Amarante

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Subway Art: For Want of a Nail

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Whether it’s The City That Never Sleeps, or the Big Apple, there are millions of ways to describe New York City. New York is one of the artsiest cities in the world, where you can find art not only in the streets but also underground like in train stations. When …

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Whether it’s The City That Never Sleeps, or the Big Apple, there are millions of ways to describe New York City. New York is one of the artsiest cities in the world, where you can find art not only in the streets but also underground like in train stations. When going through the subway, all you see is the countless number of faces and stops that you’re on. But there are a few stops that will catch your attention, like the stop 81st street//Museum of Natural History for example. This stop is located in Manhattan and it serves for the A, B, and C train.

When you stop on 81st street you’ll notice all the bugs, animals, and fossils on the walls. The figures on the wall are murals made of bronze, granite, ceramic and glass mosaic textures. They represent the study of the life starting from the Big Bang to the present day. This Artwork is called For Want of a Nail and is a collaboration between The American Museum of Natural History and the MTA. Some path makes it look like you’re underwater while there are others that make it seem like you’re looking at the night sky. They have this to catch the eyes of people and to invite people to visit The Museum of Natural History which is above ground. I highly recommend you to visit The Museum of Natural History and observe the art in the train station.

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

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