Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Repainting of the 53rd St. IND Station

In 1977, graphic designer Robert Propper of Propper/Elman Design/Planning was among a handful of NYC designers approached by the Public Arts Council to redesign subway stations, transforming them from drab underground waiting rooms into vibrant public art spaces. Over the course of two weeks, Propper, aided by a small group of Pratt students and armed with paint, brushes, and masking tape, turned the 53rd St. IND Station into a colorful wonderland.







3 comments:

Matt Hunter Ross said...

this is incredible - love the 70s mega-graphics!

Jeremy said...

so interesting, that would be one seductive job to land

LULU wanderlust said...

SUPA!