Urban Pranks by 'Poster Boy'

By: Cecilia Biemann - Published: • References: flickr & nymag
These New York subway ad mashups are the work of an anonymous 25 year-old urban prankster known as Poster Boy.

The masterful subway art manipulator subversively rearranges swatches of color, text, and body parts on posters to change their entire meaning.

It takes Poster boy ten minutes to perform a poster make-over, and the process usually takes place amid crowds of commuters waiting for their trains. 

The art school drop out’s work tends to disappear quickly at the hands of MTA employees, but updates are posted to his Flickr account. Stats for Subway Ad Mashups Trending: Older & Chilly
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