Subvisual Subway: The Art of New York City’s Bacterial World

Craig Ward, a New York based typographer and designer, rode the trains of each of New York City’s twenty-two subway lines, collecting bacterial samples from hand rails, seats and other high traffic surfaces to create an unorthodox portrait of the city’s residents at the smallest of scales.

The results were striking and unconventional “portraits” of NYC commuters.

‘They hopefully also serve as a reminder that in a city that can make you feel small, there are countless billions of smaller inhabitants.’

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