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Style Wars

Return with us now to those thrilling days from 35 years ago, when every urban space was covered in illegible vandalism, and break-dancing ruled the pavements.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 15, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Urban Life, Subways, Outsider Art, 1980's

Spike Away

Yesterday I posted about Paris metro etiquette rules, and then, by chance, I came across this. It's the "Spike Away" from artist Siew Ming Cheng who writes:

Trains are usually crowded during peak hours. Everybody will push each other to try and get onto the train. How can I protect my personal space? The idea was then conceived. "What if I wear a vest that is full of spikes?"

That's an unusual train of thought! (pun, unfortunately, intended). More details at CNet.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Dec 10, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Subways

Paris Metro Etiquette Rules

The Parisian public transit authority has issued an illustrated etiquette handbook [PDF] for riders of the metro system. Nice idea, but I'm guessing that it'll only be seen by those who don't need to read it. [Globe and Mail]

Keep your armpits to yourself

No loud music

Don't hold the train up as you say goodbye

Don't shout into your cellphone
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Dec 09, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Subways

No Pants Subway 2011

The grand tradition continues....

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 12, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Holidays, Urban Life, Subways, Performance Art, Public Indecency, Transportation

Subway Toonz

I'd happily buy a CD by these guys, wouldn't you?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 07, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Urban Life, Subways
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