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Manhattan Gets It Up : Beast Fools With Subway Map

Posted on May 23, 2011

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You ever notice how train lines look like veins on the subway map?

A couple of weeks ago we featured the work of street artist Beast on benches at bus stops in Los Angeles where he caught our beloved super heroes standing in the unemployment line.

This weekend he played with the NYC subway map and put it out for public inspection with a project titled “Unexpected Improvements”.  Getting this outcome is not as hard as it looks, rather it’s the angle.  Beast simply rotated the typical subway map 90 degrees. Tourists gladly pointed to it’s features while some quizzical old timers took a little while more to gander at it, wondering what seemed different about the new map.

Luckily we have photos to show you because almost all of them are down now. Guess even the Beast can’t keep it up forever.

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