Subway Etiquette Posters From 1970s Japan Are Just as Relevant Today

Don't smoke in the train station. Don't spit your gum on the floor. And please, god, don't splay your legs out like no one else is around you. These sound like basic rules of today's public transit, but they're actually messages that graced the walls of Tokyo's subway forty years ago. » 11/27/14 12:20pm 11/27/14 12:20pm

A beautifully animated short about a girl, a fox, and the secret world…

Jacob Wyatt's short animation Metro begins with a very mundane problem: a girl having trouble navigating the subway platform. But when a fox steals her metro ticket, she follows it on a chase through the secret world that exists between the subway platform and the surface world, filled with both expected and… » 9/02/12 1:00pm 9/02/12 1:00pm

Frustrated Berliners build oversized kaleidoscopes to block subway ads

Subway advertising is a risky proposition for the advertiser because you'll never know if someone will remix your ad into, say, Darth Vader chugging a beer. In Berlin's Friedrichstraße U-Bahn station, advertisers have eschewed print completely and have taken to projecting commercials on the subway's walls. The city's… » 3/08/11 7:40am 3/08/11 7:40am

New Wave Highlander Gets Groovy with "Big Bill" in the Paris Subway

If you know Christopher Lambert for his fine work as a cross-temporal white ninja in Highlander » 9/09/08 9:52pm 9/09/08 9:52pm — and who doesn't? — then you'll be thrilled to see him in his "new wave" incarnation. Luc "Fifth Element" Besson did a movie back in the 1980s called , about futuristic hipsters living in (yes) the Paris subway. Basically…