Monday, April 25, 2011

Louise Fili Subway Poster Is Historical, Impactful

The great Louise Fili has designed a subway poster for the NYC subway system for the School of Visual Arts. The posters draws upon the antique signage still present in the subway system, embedded into the mosaic tiling. While the signage has been totally updated through the years, the original mosaic tiling remains intact in most cases.

Fili was able to create something as timeless and beautiful as the original signage, with a superb literary reference as well. Beautiful.

Check out her process here.