Ever wonder who is behind the overhead announcement at a train station, airport, or other public venue? Neither have I really, but after watching the short film below I’m probably going to wonder about it a lot more. Produced by the New Yorker, this is the story of the man behind New York City’s subway announcements.
Subway Cento. Subway Poetry from Jack Cheng
Jack Cheng creates wonderful poems from fragments of New York subway signs. The poetry created from these snippets of advertising, is a visually wonderful cacophony of letter forms and colors. The poems themselves are modern balance of editorial with and insight. I’ve posted a few images below, but its worth your time to go to Cheng’s website and have a look at all of them.