Wane One Gets Down On Old School New York City Subway Maps

1xRUN Thru Interview
Interpretation by Wane

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was it created solely for this release or was there an original piece created?
Wane: This piece was created solely for my 1xrun print release. The original piece of art  is also for sale. I painted on a 1972 New York City subway map because this version was the best designed map in my opinion. Also graffiti took to the city in the early 70’s and at that time went from the walls to subways. I painted a signature ‘Wane’ piece as it has a strong letter foundation which is what subway art is based on.


1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had? If so how did it fit into that given grouping?
Wane: This piece is part of an ongoing series called Rasta (Respect All Subway Transit Artists). All of the pieces are painted on NYC subway maps.


1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece with?
Wane: Spray paint, acrylics and paint markers.


1xRun: When was the piece created and how long did it take to complete?
Wane: I did this back in February of 2015 over the span of about 3 days.

1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Wane: Yes! When People buy an original painted subway map from me they are buying a piece from someone that has spent many years painting subway trains in New York City during the 80’s & 90’s.


1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Wane: I love the New York City subway system so what could be a better canvas?  Only the subway car.

1xRun: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
Wane: It’s a perfect balance of letter style and design (Massimo Vignelli).


1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Wane: Because you love graffiti and you’d be buying a great piece of art created by an artist that has dedicated 32 years to the craft.

1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Wane: Timeless.


1xRun: Where can we find you?
Wane: Instagram@isoking


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