A Big (Apple) Passion Project: Illustrating New York City’s Subway Stations
To put it lightly, Philip Ashforth Coppola loves New York City's subway stations. For the past 38 years, the New Jersey-based illustrator has been exploring the Big Apple's underground stations and sketching its mosaics in amazing detail with just a ballpoint pen. In 1984, Coppola published his first volume of subway drawings, "Silver Connections." He continues to document the city's underground, but doesn't expect to finish until 2040. Keep at it Phil!
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A Treasury of Artwork in the Subway
By DAVID W. DUNLAP (The New York Times)
Philip Ashforth Coppola set out in July 1978 to document the artistic décor of the New York City subway system in words and line drawings, figuring he'd be finished in a couple of months. He's still working on it. He thinks he'll be done in 2030. Read more...