Trains of Thought

Graffiti on trains has always been a controversial medium. It’s certainly one of the reasons why the movement became so popular with the train quickly becoming the medium of choice for the Graffiti Writer. It is something that has always been a vital part of the New York transit history and often spoken about by many of those who have had the experience to witness the works displayed on the subway system itself. It makes perfect sense, therefore, that Dirty Pilot’s current show, Trains of Thought, pays homage to those classic train cars NYC graffiti writers love.

It’s widely known that the vibrant New York City graffiti scene would not be what it is without the metropolis’ miles of train and subway tracks. The maze of pathways provided a moving billboard for writers to make themselves and their crews known. Trains of Thought has re- captured the true attitude of graffiti once again, by placing original art form on trains.

The project started when Dirty Pilot distributed an archival pigment print of a railcar out to some of their favorite and most infamous writers. Each artist then created an original artistic rendition of wherever their thoughts took them.

These train cars are beautifully adorned with mixed mediums and have been creatively hand embellished by the most talented New York Graffiti masters of yesterday and today.

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