Sunday, May 22, 2011

Subway Art My Way

My nephew is getting married in June and his lovely bride to be had her bridal shower this weekend. They had registered for some frames which I decided to get for them however I wanted to personalize one of them with something so I jumped on the subway art craze that has been all over blog land. Except I did it my way, this what happens when subway art meets a crossword puzzle.

Isn't that back ground paper cool, I just feel in love with it.
Looking at the subway art that is all over blog land got me thinking how did this art form that started out as graffiti make it's way into home decor? So I turned to google to answer my questions, I mean isn't that how everyone gets their questions answered in this day and age? I found this little essay that gave me some of the history behind Subway art. Long story short, subway art started as a way for graffiti artists to communicate, it then grew into a type of competition among artists to see who could tag the most subway cars. Soon graffiti covered so many cars that the artists began to search for ways to make their tags standout so they started using different styles of script and adding different doodles to make their tags unique. Ah ha, that makes sense, I can see how "subway art" has made its way from the subway to our homes. Enough with the history lesson, go get your "em-agination" going and make some of your own subway art, it's really fun.


  1. I LOVE your crossword version of subway art - and thanks for the explaination of how it became so popular! Very interesting!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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