The West Village artist behind these subway etiquette signs, Jason Shelowitz (aka jayshells ), is being embraced by the masses for his good deed/public art project. He’s created around 400 of the posters, all calling out straphanger’s on their unsavory underground habits. So far only 50 are up, and the NY Post notes that he used double-sided tape that won’t leave a mess once the sign is removed (he is the etiquette artist after all!).
While there’s a $25 fine for illegally placing posters in the subway system, so far he hasn’t had any problems—and in the interview above he says he even witnessed some transit employees reading the signs and laughing. It’s really kind of shocking no one has done this before—considering there are plenty of online outlets calling out commuters on their bad habits .
[ This story is from Gothamist ]
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