Next stop: hell
This Metrocard will lead you straight into Hades.
Probably the greatest piece of original art I’ve seen in a while. I can always relate to art that is humorous. It defies time and space.
I don’t think I need to give an explanation, here is what the artist, Matthew Foglia, had to say about it:
In Greek mythology, Hades (their version of the underworld), had 5 rivers; one of them being the Styx. Dead souls had to cross it once they left the realm of the living and the only way was on the boat of Charon. The ancient Greeks would put coins on the eyes of their dead so they could pay the boatman to ensure safe passage across the river, and that they would not be left behind.
Seeing as how we are a culture that hates having change in our pockets, I see the MTA expanding into the underworld. People die all the time, so it’s a good business venture.
There’s a special metrocard that you get when you die, and you swipe it at the ç˚ station. The Charon train pulls up, and off you go.
Stand clear of the closing doors, please. Nice. Here’s more of Matt’s work.