Famous Knits: Sophie Blackall’s MTA Poster

Written by Sarah on April 20th, 2012 Posted in art, knits, new york city

If you ride the F train, you might have seen Sophie Blackall‘s new artwork. I’ve always been fascinated by the subway-inspired illustrations that art posted on the trains. It’s nice to have something to look at while you’re avoiding catching someone else’s eye on a packed train that isn’t an ad for Dr. Zizmor or that bunny that wants you to quit smoking (you know the one). This one, though, is by far my favorite. (Close second, the one with the underwater mermaid submarine train!)

I am so im love with how authentic the characters are in Blackall’s illustration! If you’ve spent more than a minute on a train, you will have met all of these people. The tourists, of course, the teenagers that are sitting on eachother’s laps probably talking way too loud, the Asian lady with a ton of grocery bags, the Jewish guy, the Spanish kids with sticks tied with bags of cotton candy!

My favorite character, did you spot her? The knitter with the blue hair! Sophie certainly captured everyone who rides the train in her illustration! If you’re interested in your own copy, they are available at the MTA store. Don’t worry, proceeds going towards the Transit Museum!

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  • nosrat jahan
    April 3, 2013 at 4:29 pm |

    its really incredible…! this is normal happening everyday in new york subway but sophie blackall how could she presents this art?
    when i see this picture , i feel really good…!i wish she will art more presentable in this world…!

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