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Through the Eyes of Artists

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Through the Eyes of Artists was initiated in 2003 to creatively celebrate the many cities and neighborhoods Metro serves from the unique perspectives of artists. In the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions artists to capture the magic of these wonderfully varied places. Their artworks are then translated into elegant poster designs and displayed inside a fleet of more than 2,500 buses.  

Current Posters

Downtown Burbank

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Sandow Birk

This imagined bird’s-eye view is a maze of pedestrian-friendly, bustling streets in Downtown Burbank, depicted against architectural landmarks and the Verdugo Mountains.  Read more-->

El Sereno

Roberto Benavidez

The street and structures gently contrast with the natural lines of Ascot Hills Park in a cut-paper composition based on piñata-making techniques— a salute to the predominantly Latinx community of El Sereno.  Read more-->

Marina del Rey

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Lindsay Carron

A playful neighborhood pup leaps for a Frisbee® over the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, mirroring the energy of Marina del Rey’s dynamic sky, vibrant wildflowers and life-giving ocean.  Read more-->

San Gabriel

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Sandra Low

This culinary vision of San Gabriel pairs historical roots with contemporary features in a surreal landscape that plays off the brushwork of traditional Chinese painting.  Read more-->

Wilmington

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Nuria Ortiz (Ms. Yellow)

Cultural traditions of street art, classic cars and musical subcultures are intertwined with vibrant bougainvillea and monarch butterflies to celebrate Wilmington, with its strong communal bonds and entrepreneurial spirit. Read more-->

This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of Metro Art's award-winning poster series, with images and statements by each artist.

AWARDS

Posters in the series have been mentioned in ART LTD, Public Art Review and garnered a Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Excellence Award, Tranny Merit Award, “Fresh” Illustrations Award from Illustrations Magazine Annual, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Silver Medal, a Society of Environmental Graphic Design Award, a HOW Magazine In-House Design Award, UTIP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) Special Recognition , a PIASC Print Excellence Award, and featured in the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s California Design Biennial.

INDEX

Alhambra
Phung Huynh

Altadena
Leah Knecht

Azusa
Mary Ann Ohmit

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Michael C. Hsiung

Downtown Burbank
Sandow Birk

Chatsworth
Danny Heller

Chinatown
John Trevino

Claremont
Jessica Polzin McCoy

Compton
Elliott Pinkney

Eagle Rock
Alexis Disselkoen

East Hollywood
Ana Serrano

East Los Angeles
Artemio Rodriguez

Echo Park
Manny Consentino

El Monte
Lois Keller

El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Fabian Debora

El Sereno
Roberto Benavidez

Expo Park/USC
Stas Orlovski

Gardena
Jonathan Anderson

Glendale
Edith Waddell

Griffith Park
Bob Zoell

Hermosa Beach
Cynthia Evans

Highland Park
Raoul de la Sota

Inglewood
Wakana Kimura

Irwindale
William Acedo

Koreatown
Kyungmi Shin

La Canada/Flintridge
Brooks Salzwedel

LA County Arboretum
Karen Hochman Brown

Lakewood
Aaron Rivera

Leimert Park
Sam Pace

Little Tokyo
Shizu Saldamando

Long Beach
Christine Nguyen

Marina del Rey
Lindsay Carron

Miracle Mile
Jody Zellen

Monterey Park
Emi Motokawa

Noho Arts District
Karl Abramovic

Pasadena
Walter Askin

Pico Rivera
Ramon Ramirez

Pomona
Sonia Romero

San Fernando
Mary Kay Wilson

San Gabriel
Sandra Low

San Pedro
Kajsa Sjodin

South Coast Botanic Garden
Eric Ernest Johnson

South Gate
Ja’Rie Gray

Studio City
Jasmine Delgado

Topanga Canyon
Nicholas Fedak II

Torrance
Randall Von Bloomberg

Van Nuys
Ronald J. Llanos

Venice
Sarajo Frieden

Watts
Patricia Fernandez

West Hollywood
Iris Yirei Hu

Whittier
Jane Gillespie Pryor

Wilmington
Nuria Ortiz (Ms. Yellow)


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